WN12-00-000019 - Protection methods such as TLS, encrypted VPNs, or IPSEC must be implemented if the data owner has a strict requirement for ensuring data integrity and confidentiality is maintained at every step of the data transfer and handling process.

Details

Information can be either unintentionally or maliciously disclosed or modified during preparation for transmission, for example, during aggregation, at protocol transformation points, and during packing/unpacking. These unauthorized disclosures or modifications compromise the confidentiality or integrity of the information.



Ensuring the confidentiality of transmitted information requires the operating system to take measures in preparing information for transmission. This can be accomplished via access control and encryption.



Use of this requirement will be limited to situations where the data owner has a strict requirement for ensuring data integrity and confidentiality is maintained at every step of the data transfer and handling process. When transmitting data, operating systems need to support transmission protection mechanisms such as TLS, encrypted VPNs, or IPSEC.



NOTE: Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Solution

Configure protection methods such as TLS, encrypted VPNs, or IPSEC when the data owner has a strict requirement for ensuring data integrity and confidentiality is maintained at every step of the data transfer and handling process to maintain the confidentiality and integrity.


Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: System and Communications Protection.This control applies to the following type of system Windows.


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