Control: 7.3 Ensure that 'Unattached disks' are encrypted with CMK


Ensure that unattached disks in a subscription are encrypted with a Customer Managed Key (CMK). Managed disks are encrypted by default with Platform-managed keys. Using Customer- managed keys may provide an additional level of security or meet an organization's regulatory requirements. Encrypting managed disks ensures that its entire content is fully unrecoverable without a key and thus protects the volume from unwarranted reads. Even if the disk is not attached to any of the VMs, there is always a risk where a compromised user account with administrative access to VM service can mount/attach these data disks which may lead to sensitive information disclosure and tampering.


From Console

  1. Using the search feature, go to Disks.
  2. Select the unattached disk you would like to encrypt.
  3. From Settings section, select Encryption.
  4. For the Encryption type, select Encryption at-rest with a customer-managed key.
  5. Select Disk encryption set and click Save.


steampipe check azure_compliance.control.cis_v130_7_3


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