Ensure that your Amazon API Gateway REST APIs are configured to encrypt API cached responses in order to protect data while in transit (as it travels to and from Amazon API Gateway).
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This rule resolution is part of the Conformity Security & Compliance tool for AWS.
When working with production and sensitive data, it is strongly recommended to enforce encryption for API cached responses in order to protect your data from unauthorized access and fulfill compliance requirements for API data encryption within your organization. This prevents potential attackers from getting access to API's data in case of data interception and theft.
To determine if your REST API stage-level cached responses are encrypted, perform the following actions:
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To enable stage-level cache encryption for your existing Amazon API Gateway REST APIs, perform the following actions:
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