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Version: 3.2.6

How to Find AWS EC2 EBS Snapshots are not encrypted or public

Problem

When you share a snapshot, you are giving others access to all the data on the snapshot. Share snapshots only with people with whom you want to share all of your snapshot data.

info

This security check is part of the CIS Amazon Web Services Benchmarks and is rated severity medium.

Prerequisites

This guide assumes that you have already installed and configured Resoto to collect your AWS cloud resources.

Directions

  1. Execute the following search command in Resoto Shell or Resoto UI:

    > search is(aws_ec2_snapshot) and encrypted=false
    ​kind=aws_ec2_snapshot, ..., region=resoto-poweruser
    ​kind=aws_ec2_snapshot, ..., account=poweruser-team
  2. Pipe the search command into the dump command:

    > search is(aws_ec2_snapshot) and encrypted=false | dump
    ​reported:
    ​ id: /aws/ec2/123
    ​ name: some-name
    ​ ctime: '2022-12-05T22:53:14Z'
    ​ kind: aws_ec2_snapshot
    ​ age: 2mo28d

    The command output will list the details of all non-compliant aws_ec2_snapshot resources.

  3. Fix detected issues by following the remediation steps:

    Enable encryption of snapshots.

    note

    Please refer to the AWS EC2 documentation for details.

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