turbot/azure_compliance

Control: 6.1 Ensure that RDP access is restricted from the internet

Description

Disable RDP access on network security groups from the Internet.

The potential security problem with using RDP over the Internet is that attackers can use various brute force techniques to gain access to Azure Virtual Machines. Once the attackers gain access, they can use a virtual machine as a launch point for compromising other machines on an Azure Virtual Network or even attack networked devices outside of Azure.

Remediation

Disable direct RDP access to your Azure Virtual Machines from the Internet. After direct RDP access from the Internet is disabled, you have other options you can use to access these virtual machines for remote management:

  1. Point-to-site VPN
  2. Site-to-site VPN
  3. ExpressRoute

Note: By default, RDP access from internet is not enabled.

Usage

steampipe check azure_compliance.control.cis_v130_6_1

SQL

This control uses a named query:

network_security_group_rdp_access_restricted

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