Workgroups Not Encrypted

This plugin ensures that the Athena workgroups are configured for the encryption of all data at rest.

Risk Level: Medium

Description:

This plugin ensures that the Athena workgroups are configured for the encryption of all data at rest. Full server-side encryption for all data at rest which should be enabled is supported by  Athena workgroups.

About the Service :

Athena is an interactive AWS-managed query solution for analyzing data directly with standard SQL in Amazon S3. Default data encryption between Amazon Athena and S3 by utilizing SSL/TLS is offered, however, encryption of rest query results by default is not enabled.

Impact : 

We won’t be able to keep the data secure and the compliance requirements won’t be met for data at rest encryption in case Athena Workgroup is not encrypted.

Steps to reproduce :

  1. Log In to AWS Console.
  2. Navigate to the AWS Athena dashboard.
  3. Click on the Settings on the top right to access the configuration settings
  4. In the settings tab check if the encrypt query results box is checked or not.
  5. If it is unchecked that means that the workgroup is not encrypted.

Steps for remediation :

  1. Log In to AWS Console.
  2. Navigate to the AWS Athena dashboard.
  3. Click on the Settings on the top right to access the configuration settings
  4. In the settings tab check if the encrypt query results box is checked or not.
  5. If it is unchecked then check it to enable the encryption for data at rest.