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  AU-08: Time Stamps  

base control objective:
The information system uses internal system clocks to generate time stamps for audit records.

supplemental objective information:
Time stamps generated by the information system include both date and time.

enhancements to the base objective:

(1) The information system synchronizes internal information system clocks [Assignment: organization-defined frequency].

mapping to FIPS199 baseline:

  LOW: base     MOD: base (1)     HIGH: base (1)  

related (regimented) controls:

AU-03   Content of Audit Records

documents referenced in SP800-53rev3 for AU-08:

Document Date Status Title
NIST SP800-92 September, 2006 current   Guide to Computer Security Log Management
NIST SP800-94 August, 2006 DRAFT   Guide to Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS)

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