WN10-00-000030 - Windows 10 information systems must use BitLocker to encrypt all disks to protect the confidentiality and integrity of all information at rest.

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If data at rest is unencrypted, it is vulnerable to disclosure. Even if the operating system enforces permissions on data access, an adversary can remove non-volatile memory and read it directly, thereby circumventing operating system controls. Encrypting the data ensures that confidentiality is protected even when the operating system is not running.

NOTE: Nessus has provided the target output to assist in reviewing the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Enable full disk encryption on all information systems (including SIPRNet) using BitLocker.

BitLocker, included in Windows, can be enabled in the Control Panel under 'BitLocker Drive Encryption' as well as other management tools.

NOTE: An alternate encryption application may be used in lieu of BitLocker providing it is configured for full disk encryption and satisfies the pre-boot authentication requirements (WN10-00-000031 and WN10-00-000032).

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001199, CCI|CCI-002445, CCI|CCI-002446, Rule-ID|SV-220702r819651_rule, STIG-ID|WN10-00-000030, STIG-Legacy|SV-77827, STIG-Legacy|V-63337, Vuln-ID|V-220702

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: bf73a7f2dc25414dd56f1214eaa8c9611f46870bfd852d0765d71dadb48991f6