CISC-ND-001210 - The Cisco switch must be configured to implement cryptographic mechanisms to protect the confidentiality of remote maintenance sessions.

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This requires the use of secure protocols instead of their unsecured counterparts, such as SSH instead of telnet, SCP instead of FTP, and HTTPS instead of HTTP. If unsecured protocols (lacking cryptographic mechanisms) are used for sessions, the contents of those sessions will be susceptible to eavesdropping, potentially putting sensitive data (including administrator passwords) at risk of compromise and potentially allowing hijacking of maintenance sessions.


Enable FIPS mode via the command 'fips mode enable'.

Note: The switch will require a reboot for FIPS mode to be enabled.

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References: CAT|I, CCI|CCI-003123, Rule-ID|SV-220504r929037_rule, STIG-ID|CISC-ND-001210, STIG-Legacy|SV-110657, STIG-Legacy|V-101553, Vuln-ID|V-220504

Plugin: Cisco

Control ID: ca92e0d206718143ca9789c47a5ec9a47fde86b32296d9bd185b488f57b5d541