Control: 6.1.2 Ensure Web application firewall is set to ON in IBM Cloud Internet Services (CIS)


VPC access control lists filter all incoming and outgoing traffic in IBM Cloud VPC. An ACL is a built-in, virtual firewall where ACL rules control traffic to and from the subnets, rather than to and from the virtual servers. It is recommended that no ACL allows unrestricted ingress access to port 22.


From Console

  1. Login to the IBM Cloud Portal.
  2. At the Menu icon, select VPC Infrastructure-->Access Control Lists.
  3. For each security group, perform the following: a. Select the access control list name. b. Identify the Inbound rule to be removed. c. Using the Options icon, select Delete.


Run the control in your terminal:

powerpipe control run ibm_compliance.control.cis_v100_6_1_2

Snapshot and share results via Turbot Pipes:

powerpipe login
powerpipe control run ibm_compliance.control.cis_v100_6_1_2 --share


This control uses a named query: