Level 3

Log Retention

SC10: Logs required by the Harvard Information Security Policy must be retained for a minimum of 90 days, whether the system is managed directly by Harvard or via contract with a third-party service provider for Harvard's...

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Important Steps for Configuring Active Directory



  • Keep domain controller logs centrally.
  • Keep security logs from all domain joined servers centrally.
  • Create and monitor alerts on:
    • The use (success or failure) of any domain administrator credentials.
    • The use of any local administrator credentials.
    • Changes to domain administrator or other sensitive groups in AD.

Cached Credentials:

  • Use GPO to set cached credentials on servers to the minimum you possibly can (0 or 1 for servers - for desktops, you may find...
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