AU-3: Content of Audit Records
CSF v1.1 References:
- NIST Special Publication 800-53 Revision 4:
- AU-3: Content Of Audit Records
Ensure that audit records contain information that establishes the following:
- What type of event occurred;
- When the event occurred;
- Where the event occurred;
- Source of the event;
- Outcome of the event; and
- Identity of any individuals, subjects, or objects/entities associated with the event.
Audit record content that may be necessary to support the auditing function includes event descriptions (item a), time stamps (item b), source and destination addresses (item c), user or process identifiers (items d and f), success or fail indications (item e), and filenames involved (items a, c, e, and f) . Event outcomes include indicators of event success or failure and event-specific results, such as the system security and privacy posture after the event occurred. Organizations consider how audit records can reveal information about individuals that may give rise to privacy risks and how best to mitigate such risks. For example, there is the potential to reveal personally identifiable information in the audit trail, especially if the trail records inputs or is based on patterns or time of usage.
AU-3(1): Additional Audit Information
Generate audit records containing the following additional information: [Assignment: organization-defined additional information].
AU-3(3): Limit Personally Identifiable Information Elements
Limit personally identifiable information contained in audit records to the following elements identified in the privacy risk assessment: [Assignment: organization-defined elements].