Ensure your RDS instances have deletion protection enabled

Ensure that your RDS database instances have deletion protection enabled to ensure accidental deletion does not happen. Having this is considered a security best practice and should be enabled. Ensuring this is enabled will help with NIST compliance.

Audit & Remediation



  • Select the DB Identifier hyperlink for the database instance you would like to check.
  • Under Configuration check if the Deletion protection under Configurationis set to Disabled.



  • At top right corner of this page select the Modify button.
  • At the bottom of the modify page, select Enable deletion protection under Deletion protection.



  • Repeat the outlined steps for each RDS instances that you have.
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