16.5: Encrypt Transmittal of Username and Authentication Credentials

CSF v1.1 References:

PF v1.0 References:

Threats Addressed:


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The next version of the control set incorporates all or part of this control into: 3.10: Encrypt Sensitive Data in Transit.

Control Statement

Ensure that all account usernames and authentication credentials are transmitted across networks using encrypted channels.

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