GOOG-10-003900 - Google Android 10 must be configured to not allow backup of all applications and configuration data to remote systems.


Backups to remote systems (including cloud backup) can leave data vulnerable to breach on the external systems, which often offer less protection than the Google Android device. Where the remote backup involves a cloud-based solution, the backup capability is often used to synchronize data across multiple devices. In this case, DoD devices may synchronize DoD sensitive information to a user's personal device or other unauthorized computers that are vulnerable to breach. Disallowing remote backup mitigates this risk.



Configure the Google Android device to disable backup to remote systems (including commercial clouds).

NOTE: On a Restrictions, data in the work profile cannot be backed up by default.

On the MDM console:

1. Open User restrictions.
2. Ensure 'Enable backup service' is not selected.

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References: 800-53|AC-20(3), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002338, Rule-ID|SV-108055r1_rule, STIG-ID|GOOG-10-003900, Vuln-ID|V-98951

Plugin: MDM

Control ID: dcd4c5f27a9957007199931c63d3099118b1043de0a42f844320a60963b13c16