Test and Development Zone C Security Technical Implementation Guide

The Test & Development Zone A STIG is published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via e-mail to the following address: [email protected]

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Version / Release: V1R5

Published: 2018-09-17

Updated At: 2018-11-03 10:27:51

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    Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description Status Finding Details Comments
    SV-51202r1_rule ENTD0010 MEDIUM Network infrastructure and systems supporting the test and development environment must be documented within the organizations accreditation package. Up-to-date documentation is essential in assisting with the management, auditing, and security of the network infrastructure used to support the test and development environment. Network diagrams are important because they show the overall layout where d
    SV-51203r1_rule ENTD0020 MEDIUM Network infrastructure and systems supporting the test and development environment must follow DoD certification and accreditation procedures before connecting to a DoD operational network or Internet Service Provider. Prior to connecting to a live operational network, such as the DISN, systems, at minimum, receive an IATO. A system without an IATO does not show adequate effort to meet IA controls and security requirements and may pose a risk to other computers or syst
    SV-51291r1_rule ENTD0030 MEDIUM Network infrastructure and systems supporting the test and development environment must be registered in a DoD asset management system. An asset management system is used to send out notifications on vulnerabilities in commercial and military information infrastructures as they are discovered. If the organization's assets are not registered with an asset management system, administrators
    SV-51292r1_rule ENTD0040 MEDIUM Network infrastructure and systems supporting the test and development environment must be managed from a management network. It is important to restrict administrative access to the supporting network infrastructure and systems in the test and development environment, as it reduces the risk of data theft or interception from an attacker on the operational network.ECSC-1
    SV-51293r1_rule ENTD0050 MEDIUM The organization must document impersistent connections to the test and development environment with approval by the organizations Authorizing Official. An impersistent connection is any temporary connection needed to another test and development environment or DoD operational network where testing is not feasible. As any unvetted connection or device will create additional risk and compromise the entire
    SV-51295r1_rule ENTD0070 HIGH Development systems must have antivirus installed and enabled with up-to-date signatures. Virus scan programs are a primary line of defense against the introduction of viruses and malicious code that can destroy data and even render a computer inoperable. Utilizing the most current virus scan program provides the ability to detect this malici
    SV-51296r1_rule ENTD0080 MEDIUM Development systems must have HIDS or HIPS installed and configured with up-to-date signatures. A HIDS or HIPS application is a secondary line of defense behind the antivirus. The application will monitor all ports and the dynamic state of a development system. If the application detects irregularities on the system, it will block incoming traffic
    SV-51297r1_rule ENTD0090 MEDIUM Development systems must have a firewall installed, configured, and enabled. A firewall provides a line of defense against malicious attacks. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured.ECSC-1
    SV-51298r1_rule ENTD0100 MEDIUM Development systems must be part of a patch management solution. Major software vendors release security patches and hotfixes to their products when security vulnerabilities are discovered. It is essential that these updates be applied in a timely manner to prevent unauthorized individuals from exploiting identified v
    SV-51299r1_rule ENTD0110 MEDIUM A change management policy must be implemented for application development. Change management is the formal review process that ensures that all changes made to a system or application receives formal review and approval. Change management reduces impacts from proposed changes that could possibly have interruptions to the servic
    SV-51469r1_rule ENTD0120 MEDIUM The organization must document and gain approval from the Change Control Authority prior to migrating data to DoD operational networks. Without the approval of the Change Control Authority, data moved from the test and development network into an operational network could pose a risk of containing malicious code or cause other unintended consequences to live operational data. Data moving
    SV-51472r1_rule ENTD0130 MEDIUM Application code must go through a code review prior to deployment into DoD operational networks. Prior to release of the application receiving an IATO for deployment into a DoD operational network, the application will have a thorough code review. Along with the proper testing, the code review will specify flaws causing security, compatibility, or r
    SV-51477r1_rule ENTD0140 MEDIUM Access to source code during application development must be restricted to authorized users. Restricting access to source code and the application to authorized users will limit the risk of source code theft or other potential compromise.ECAN-1, ECCD-1, ECLP-1
    SV-51479r2_rule ENTD0150 MEDIUM The organization must sanitize data transferred to test and development environments from DoD operational networks for testing to remove personal and sensitive information exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. If DoD production data is transferred to a test and development environment and personal or sensitive information has not been sanitized from the data, personal or sensitive information could be exposed or compromised.
    SV-51527r1_rule ENTD0210 MEDIUM The test and development environment must not have access to DoD operational networks. Systems or devices used for test data that do not meet minimum IA standards for accreditation are a risk to a DoD operational network if allowed to communicate between environments. Data that has not been fully tested and finalized for use in an operatio
    SV-51532r1_rule ENTD0260 HIGH Tunneling mechanisms must be used for data transmission between interconnected organizations. Using tunnels will prohibit data shared between interconnecting sites from leaking onto untrusted networks. These mechanisms are vital for transit over an untrusted network so sensitive information is not accidentally leaked onto the DISN or a non-DoD ne
    SV-51533r1_rule ENTD0270 MEDIUM Sensitive data transmitted between interconnected organizations must be encrypted using an approved mechanism for the classification level of the data transmitted. The use of encryption at the appropriate level to secure the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive information is imperative to ensure a data breach does not occur when transiting a transport network. If the information shared between interconnectin
    SV-51535r1_rule ENTD0290 LOW The organization must prohibit remote access from external networks to the test and development environment. Because the test and development environment is a closed network, any network or remote access from outside the designated environment boundaries is prohibited. Allowing remote access from an untrusted external network will leave the network open to atta
    SV-51539r1_rule ENTD0330 MEDIUM Virtual machines used for application development and testing must not share the same physical host with DoD operational virtual machines. Attacks on virtual machines from other VMs through denial of service and other attacks potentially stealing sensitive data such as source code used in application development. It is imperative to keep DoD operational virtual machines on physically separa
    SV-51540r1_rule ENTD0340 MEDIUM Organizations interconnecting test and development environments must have MOAs, MOUs, and SLAs properly documented. Prior to establishing a connection with another organization, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), and/or Service Level Agreement (SLA) must be established between the two organizations. This documentation, along with diagr
    SV-54070r1_rule ENTD0360 MEDIUM Data used for testing and development must be downloaded through a secure connection to an IA-compliant system for vulnerability scanning prior to deployment in the test and development environment. It is mandatory that data from an untrusted network or website that is to be used in a testing and development environment be downloaded through a secure perimeter. Bringing data directly from an untrusted network or downloaded from a personal computer o
    SV-56070r1_rule ENTD0370 MEDIUM The organization must create a policy and procedures document for proper handling and transport of data entering (physically or electronically) the test and development environment. Without policies and procedures in place, the organization will not have the authority to hold personnel accountable for improperly handling or transporting data into the test and development environment. The documents need to include guidance for both ph