NIST CSF Control DE.AE-2: Detected Events Are Analyzed to Understand Attack Targets and Methods

Role Availability Read-Only Investigator Analyst Manager

Anomalies and Events (DE.AE): Anomalous activity is detected in a timely manner and the potential impact of events is understood. Note on Control: This control is partially satisfied by alarms being available for investigation and response, but requires the user to have an investigation and response policy utilizing the available logs. Associated Frameworks: ISA 62443-2-1:2009,,, ISA 62443-3-3:2013 SR 2.8, SR 2.9, SR 2.10, SR 2.11, SR 2.12, SR 3.9, SR 6.1, SR 6.2, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 A.16.1.1, A.16.1.4, NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 AU-6, CA-7, IR-4, SI-4.

The following table shows the event filters used by this template:

Filters Used by NIST CSF Control DE.AE-2: Detected Events Are Analyzed to Understand Attack Targets and Methods
Field Values
Suppressed False

To generate the NIST CSF Control DE.AE-2 report

  1. Go to Reports > Compliance Templates.
  2. On the left navigation pane, click NIST CSF.
  3. Click Generate Report on the specific line for this report.

    The Configure Report dialog box displays.

  4. Click Edit Filters if you want to modify the selected filters, and then Continue to Filters. Do the modifications you need, and then click Edit Report.
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