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V-56741

The operating system must implement cryptographic mechanisms to prevent unauthorized modification of all information at rest on all operating system components.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000404-GPOS-00183
Rule ID
SV-71001r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000404-GPOS-00183
CCI
CCI-002475
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Operating systems handling data requiring "data at rest" protections must employ cryptographic mechanisms to prevent unauthorized disclosure and modification of the information at rest. Selection of a cryptographic mechanism is based on the need to protect the integrity of organizational information. The strength of the mechanism is commensurate with the security category and/or classification of the information. Organizations have the flexibility to either encrypt all information on storage devices (i.e., full disk encryption) or encrypt specific data structures (e.g., files, records, or fields).

Fix Text

Configure the operating system to implement cryptographic mechanisms to prevent unauthorized modification of all information at rest on all operating system components.

Check Content

Verify the operating system implements cryptographic mechanisms to prevent unauthorized modification of all information at rest on all operating system components. If it does not, this is a finding.