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Windows 11 must be configured to audit Other Policy Change Events Successes.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-253343 WN11-AU-000550 SV-253343r829113_rule Medium
Maintaining an audit trail of system activity logs can help identify configuration errors, troubleshoot service disruptions, and analyze compromises that have occurred, as well as detect attacks. Audit logs are necessary to provide a trail of evidence in case the system or network is compromised. Collecting this data is essential for analyzing the security of information assets and detecting signs of suspicious and unexpected behavior. Audit Other Policy Change Events contains events about EFS Data Recovery Agent policy changes, changes in Windows Filtering Platform filter, status on Security policy settings updates for local Group Policy settings, Central Access Policy changes, and detailed troubleshooting events for Cryptographic Next Generation (CNG) operations.
Microsoft Windows 11 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-29


Check Text ( C-56796r829111_chk )
Use the AuditPol tool to review the current Audit Policy configuration:
Open a Command Prompt with elevated privileges ("Run as Administrator").
Enter "AuditPol /get /category:*".

Compare the AuditPol settings with the following. If the system does not audit the following, this is a finding:

Policy Change >> Other Policy Change Events - Success
Fix Text (F-56746r829112_fix)
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Advanced Audit Policy Configuration >> System Audit Policies >> Policy Change>> "Audit Other Policy Change Events" with "Success" selected.