Once enabled, the KMS Key Rotation will allow you to set an yearly rotation schedule for your CMK so when a customer master key is required to encrypt your new data, the KMS service can automatically use the latest version of the HSA backing key (AWS hardened security appliance key) to perform the encryption.
This rule can help you with the following compliance standards:
For further details on compliance standards supported by Conformity, see here.
This rule can help you work with the AWS Well-Architected Framework.
This rule resolution is part of the Conformity Security & Compliance tool for AWS.
Enabling this feature would significantly reduce the chance that a compromised customer master key (CMK) could be used without your knowledge to access certain AWS resources.
To determine if your customer master keys have Key Rotation enabled, perform the following:
Remediation / Resolution
To enable AWS KMS Key Rotation, you need to perform the following:
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