Ensure your RDS instances are set to automatically back up your database

Ensure that your RDS database instances are set on an automatic backup schedule. In case of a data breach or accidental deletion of data, having a restore path is essential. This is why it is considered a security best practice and should have automatic backups enabled. Ensuring public access is blocked will help you with NIST compliance.

Audit & Remediation



  • Select the DB Identifier hyperlink for the database instance you would like to check.
  • Under Maintenance & backups check if the Automated backups is set to Disabled.



  • At top right corner of this page select the Modify button.
  • Scroll down to Additional configuration and then under Backup ensure the Enable automatic backups is checked and Backup retention period is set to at least 7 days.



  • Repeat the outlined steps for each db instance.
  • Repeat the outlined steps for each region you have rds instances running.
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