NIST CSF Control DE.CM-7: Monitoring for Unauthorized Personnel, Connections, Devices, and Software Is Performed

Role Availability Read-Only Investigator Analyst Manager

Security Continuous Monitoring (DE.CM): The information system and assets are monitored at discrete intervals to identify cybersecurity events and verify the effectiveness of protective measures. Unauthorized access to accounts will partially satisfy the control. Associated Frameworks: NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 AU-12, CA-7, CM-3, CM-8, PE-3, PE-6, PE-20, SI-4.

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

Filters Used by NIST CSF Control DE.CM-7: Monitoring for Unauthorized Personnel, Connections, Devices, and Software Is Performed
Field Values
Event Name "Admin login failed", "An account failed to log on", "An account failed to log on.", "Login - Login Failure", "Login failed", "Multiple Windows Logon Failures", "Multiple failed logins", "Secure Shell: LOGINFAIL", "Session 'Circular Kernel Context Logger' failed to start with the following error", "Syslog connection failed", "USER_Login: Failed", "User login failed", "UserLoginFailed", "Windows DC Logon Failure", "event: LoginFailed", "load balancer: SSH Login failed", "Account locked out", "Account locked-out"
Suppressed False

To generate the NIST CSF Control DE.CM-7 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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