STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: MS SQL Server 2016 Instance Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 8 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The Master Key must be backed up, stored offline and off-site.

DISA Rule

SV-93915r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-79209

Group Title

SRG-APP-000231-DB-000154

Rule Version

SQL6-D0-009700

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Document and implement procedures to safely back up and store the Master Key. Include in the procedures methods to establish evidence of backup and storage, and careful, restricted access and restoration of the Master Key. Also, include provisions to store the key off-site.

BACKUP MASTER KEY TO FILE = 'path_to_file'
ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = 'password';

As this requires a password, take care to ensure it is not exposed to unauthorized persons or stored as plain text.

Check Contents

If the application owner and Authorizing Official have determined that encryption of data at rest is not required, this is not a finding.

Review procedures for, and evidence of backup of, the Master Key in the System Security Plan.

If the procedures or evidence does not exist, this is a finding.

If the procedures do not indicate offline and off-site storage of the Master Key, this is a finding.

If procedures do not indicate access restrictions to the Master Key backup, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-79209

Documentable

False

Rule Version

SQL6-D0-009700

Severity Override Guidance

If the application owner and Authorizing Official have determined that encryption of data at rest is not required, this is not a finding.

Review procedures for, and evidence of backup of, the Master Key in the System Security Plan.

If the procedures or evidence does not exist, this is a finding.

If the procedures do not indicate offline and off-site storage of the Master Key, this is a finding.

If procedures do not indicate access restrictions to the Master Key backup, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3219

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