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Allow iCloud Backup must be disabled.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-32690 WIR-MOS-iOS-50-05 SV-43036r1_rule ECWN-1 Medium
The iCloud feature (and associated iCloud setting in iOS) stores iOS device data on Apple controlled servers. Sensitive DoD data saved on the iOS device could be compromised when it is stored on the Apple servers.
Apple iOS 5 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) 2012-07-20


Check Text ( C-41054r3_chk )
This is an iOS security policy set check. Recommend that all checks related to iOS security policy set rules be reviewed using the following procedure.

1. Make a list of all iOS security policies listed on the MDM server that have been assigned to iOS devices and review each policy using the following procedure:
-Have the SA identify STIG compliant and non-compliant policies on the server.
--Log into the MDM server console.
--Click on the Policies tab.
--View all iOS security policies on the server.
-Note: STIG-compliant policy sets should be identified as such in the policy title. An example is STIG_iOS_Policy_Set. It is recommended that all non-STIG/ISCG policy sets be deleted.

2. Select each iOS security policy iOS devices are assigned to, and in turn, verify the required settings are in the policy set.
-Note: If there is a finding, note the name of the non STIG/ISCG-compliant policy set in the Findings Details section in VMS/Component Provided Tracking Database.
-Launch the MDM console and click on the Policies tab.
-Select the iOS security policy.
-Verify “Allow iCloud Backup" is not checked.

Mark as a finding if not set as required.
Fix Text (F-36590r1_fix)
Disable iCloud Backup in the iOS security policy.