The application server must record time stamps for log records that can be mapped to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
If time stamps are not consistently applied and there is no common time reference, it is difficult to perform forensic analysis. Time stamps generated by the application include date and time. Time is commonly expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a modern continuation of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), or local time with an offset from UTC.
Configure the application server to use time stamps for log records that can easily be mapped to UTC or GMT.
Review the application server documentation and configuration files to determine if time stamps for log records can be mapped to UTC or GMT. If the time stamp cannot be mapped to UTC or GMT, this is a finding.