CASA-ND-001410 - The Cisco ASA must be configured to send log data to a central log server for the purpose of forwarding alerts to organization-defined personnel and/or the firewall administrator - logging host


The aggregation of log data kept on a syslog server can be used to detect attacks and trigger an alert to the appropriate security personnel. The stored log data can used to detect weaknesses in security that enable the network IA team to find and address these weaknesses before breaches can occur. Reviewing these logs, whether before or after a security breach, are important in showing whether someone is an internal employee or an outside threat. The ISSM or ISSO may designate the firewall/system administrator or other authorized personnel to receive the alert within the specified time, validate the alert, and then forward only validated alerts to the ISSM and ISSO.


Configure the ASA to send log messages to the syslog server as shown in the example below.

ASA(config)# logging host NDM_INTERFACE 6/1514
ASA(config)# logging trap notifications
ASA(config)# end

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References: 800-53|SI-2c., CAT|I, CCI|CCI-002605, Rule-ID|SV-239943r666192_rule, STIG-ID|CASA-ND-001410, Vuln-ID|V-239943

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