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The Cisco switch must be configured to protect against an individual falsely denying having performed organization-defined actions to be covered by non-repudiation.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-220526 CISC-ND-000210 SV-220526r539619_rule Medium
This requirement supports non-repudiation of actions taken by an administrator and is required in order to maintain the integrity of the configuration management process. All configuration changes to the network device are logged, and administrators authenticate with two-factor authentication before gaining administrative access. Together, these processes will ensure the administrators can be held accountable for the configuration changes they implement. To meet this requirement, the network device must log administrator access and activity.
Cisco IOS XE Switch NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-09-16


Check Text ( C-22241r508522_chk )
Review the Cisco switch configuration to verify that it is compliant with this requirement as shown in the example below:

hostname R1
logging userinfo

log config
logging enable

Note: The logging userinfo global configuration command will generate a log when a user increases his or her privilege level.

If logging of administrator activity is not configured, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-22230r508523_fix)
Configure the switch to log administrator activity as shown in the example below:

SW1(config)#logging userinfo
SW1(config-archive)#log config
SW1(config-archive-log-cfg)#logging enable