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T1562.008 Disable Cloud Logs

An adversary may disable cloud logging capabilities and integrations to limit what data is collected on their activities and avoid detection.

Cloud environments allow for collection and analysis of audit and application logs that provide insight into what activities a user does within the environment. If an adversary has sufficient permissions, they can disable logging to avoid detection of their activities. For example, in AWS an adversary may disable CloudWatch/CloudTrail integrations prior to conducting further malicious activity.1

Item Value
ID T1562.008
Sub-techniques T1562.001, T1562.002, T1562.003, T1562.004, T1562.006, T1562.007, T1562.008, T1562.009, T1562.010
Tactics TA0005
Platforms IaaS
Permissions required User
Version 1.2
Created 12 October 2020
Last Modified 08 March 2022


ID Mitigation Description
M1018 User Account Management Configure default account policy to enable logging. Manage policies to ensure only necessary users have permissions to make changes to logging policies.


ID Data Source Data Component
DS0025 Cloud Service Cloud Service Disable


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