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The Cisco switch must be configured to send log data to a central log server for the purpose of forwarding alerts to the administrators and the ISSO.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-220516 CISC-ND-001450 SV-220516r604141_rule High
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.
Cisco NX-OS Switch NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-09-16


Check Text ( C-22231r539269_chk )
Verify that the switch is configured to send logs to a syslog server. The configuration should look similar to the example below:

logging server 6

If the switch is not configured to send log data to the syslog server, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-22220r539270_fix)
Configure the switch to send log messages to the syslog server as shown in the example below:

SW4(config)# logging server 6