GOOG-10-003700 - Google Android 10 must be configured to not allow backup of [all applications, configuration data] to locally connected systems.

Information

Data on mobile devices is protected by numerous mechanisms, including user authentication, access control, and cryptography. When the data is backed up to an external system (either locally connected or cloud-based), many if not all of these mechanisms are no longer present. This leaves the backed-up data vulnerable to attack. Disabling backup to external systems mitigates this risk.

SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #40

Solution

Configure the Google Android device to disable backup to locally connected systems.

NOTE: On Restrictions, the backup features for Google are not in the framework.

On the MDM console:

1. Open User restrictions.
2. Select 'Disallow usb file transfer'.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Google_Android_10-x_V1R2_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-20(2), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000097, Rule-ID|SV-108053r1_rule, STIG-ID|GOOG-10-003700, Vuln-ID|V-98949

Plugin: MDM

Control ID: 818b72e6cc3226aa8fa4e73de0e90be73cb89d4497143b9cffe80b77db44e39b