Ensure your RDS instances have a backup retention of at least 7 days

Ensure that your RDS database instances are set to automatically backup and retains the backup for at least 7 days. This is considered a security best practice and should have setting applied. Ensuring this is enabled will help with NIST and HIPPA compliance.

Audit & Remediation

  • Login into your AWS account
  • Navigate to the RDS service at: https://console.aws.amazon.com/rds
  • On the left hand panel select Databases.
  • 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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