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Finding Windows audit log tampering


  • Product: Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud
  • Feature: Search
  • Function: Audit log monitoring 

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You are concerned that a user might have been clearing Windows logs. You want to find out if Windows audit logs have been tampered, so that if they have, you can contact the owner of the account to ensure it was a legitimate action.


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