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DATA-3 File System Encryption

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What is this control about?

File encryption protects individual files or file systems by encrypting them with a specific key and making them accessible only to authorized persons.

There is no mandatory encryption mechanisms to use, this is left to the discretion of each company. Therefore, as in organization, you are free to edit the TrustCloud control ‘File systems for databases and other sensitive data storage require at least block level encryption’ to your unique encryption mechanisms.

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Available templates

TrustCloud has a curated list of templates internally or externally sourced to help you get started. Click on the link for a downloadable version:

  • Encryption best practices from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Control implementation

Note: This control is 100% automated by TrustCloud. Connect your system to enjoy the benefit of automation

For a manual implementation: 

Enable encryption on file storage system using the most recent encryption technologies

What evidence do auditors look for?

Most auditors, at a minimum are looking for the below suggested action:

  • Provide screenshot of the file storage configuration settings showing that encryption is enabled

Evidence example

From the suggested action above, an example is provided below.

  1. Provide a screenshot of the file storage configuration settings showing that encryption is enabled.

Example of encryption configuration showing that encryption is enabled:

Note: This example illustrate the configuration evidence that an auditor will expect. This is not necessarily showing block-level encryption. There are no mandatory level of encryption. Just provide screenshot of your encryption configuration.

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