There is no encryption specified or encryption is disabled on the RDS Cluster.

Explanation

Encryption should be enabled for an RDS Aurora cluster.

When enabling encryption by setting the kms_key_id, the storage_encrypted must also be set to true.

Possible Impact

Data can be read from the RDS cluster if it is compromised

Suggested Resolution

Enable encryption for RDS clusters

Insecure Example

The following example will fail the AVD-AWS-0079 check.

---
AWSTemplateFormatVersion: 2010-09-09
Description: Bad example of rds sgr
Resources:
  Cluster:
    Type: AWS::RDS::DBCluster
    Properties:
      StorageEncrypted: false


Secure Example

The following example will pass the AVD-AWS-0079 check.

---
AWSTemplateFormatVersion: 2010-09-09
Description: Good example of rds sgr
Resources:
  Cluster:
    Type: AWS::RDS::DBCluster
    Properties:
      StorageEncrypted: true
      KmsKeyId: "something"



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