The Cisco IOS XE router must generate audit log events for a locally developed list of auditable events.
Auditing and logging are key components of any security architecture. Logging the actions of specific events provides a means to investigate an attack; to recognize resource utilization or capacity thresholds; or to identify an improperly configured network device. If auditing is not comprehensive, it will not be useful for intrusion monitoring, security investigations, and forensic analysis.
Configure the Cisco IOS XE router for auditing. The configuration should look similar to the example below: logging userinfo login on-failure log login on-success log archive log config logging enable logging size 1000 notify syslog contenttype plaintext hidekeys
Verify that the Cisco IOS XE router is configured to send logs to a syslog server. The configuration should look similar to the example below: logging host 188.8.131.52 logging facility local7 If it is not configured to send logs to a syslog server, this is a finding.