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Version: 3.2.6

How to Find AWS RDS instances storage not encrypted


If not enabled sensitive information at rest is not protected.


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


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


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

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

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

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

  3. Fix detected issues by following the remediation steps:

    • Enable Encryption for all matching instances.

    Please refer to the AWS RDS documentation for details.

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