CMMC Practice AU2043; Requirements and Documentation | ChatFortress


Posted on June 19, 2021 by Benjamin Bressington


CMMC Practice AU2043; Requirements and Documentation | ChatFortress
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CMMC Practice Requirement:

Audit and Accountability - AU.2.043

Provide a system capability that compares and synchronizes internal system clocks with an authoritative source to generate time stamps for audit records.

Audit and Accountability - AU.2.043 Clarification Statement

Some organizations have many machines. It is good practice to setup each machine to synchronize its time with a central time server. This ensures that all machines are recording audit logs using the same time source. This is important when you review audit logs for suspicious activity. You need to review events from multiple machines. This can be a difficult task if the time is not synchronized for all machines. To use the same time source, you can synchronize machines to a network device or directory service. Also, you can configure machines manually to use the same time servers on the internet.

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