AIOS-14-009100 - Apple iOS/iPadOS must implement the management setting: Encrypt iTunes backups/Encrypt local backup.

Information

When syncing an iPhone and iPad to a computer running iTunes, iTunes will prompt the user to back up the iPhone and iPad. If the performed backup is not encrypted, this could lead to the unauthorized disclosure of DoD-sensitive information if non-DoD personnel are able to access that machine. By forcing the backup to be encrypted, this greatly mitigates the risk of compromising sensitive data. iTunes backup and USB connections to computers are not authorized, but this control provides defense-in-depth for cases in which a user violates policy either intentionally or inadvertently.

SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #47

Solution

Install a configuration profile to force encrypted backups to iTunes.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Apple_iOS_iPadOS_14_V1R3_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-6(1), 800-53|CM-6b., 800-53|CM-7a., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, CCI|CCI-000370, CCI|CCI-000381, Rule-ID|SV-228753r561031_rule, STIG-ID|AIOS-14-009100, Vuln-ID|V-228753

Plugin: MDM

Control ID: 33af076302dd92666357eb07b082b4f6eca0ef159ebd52c43ae168c4b8b79e65