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The Cisco ISE must be configured to implement cryptographic mechanisms using a FIPS 140-2 approved algorithm to protect the confidentiality of remote maintenance sessions.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-242656 CSCO-NM-000510 SV-242656r714278_rule High
This requires the use of secure protocols instead of their unsecured counterparts, such as SSH instead of telnet, SCP instead of FTP, and HTTPS instead of HTTP. If unsecured protocols (lacking cryptographic mechanisms) are used for sessions, the contents of those sessions will be susceptible to eavesdropping, potentially putting sensitive data (including administrator passwords) at risk of compromise and potentially allowing hijacking of maintenance sessions.
Cisco ISE NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-09-27


Check Text ( C-45931r714276_chk )
Navigate to Administration >> System >> Settings >> FIPS Mode.

Verify FIPS Mode is enabled.

If the Cisco ISE does not generate unique session identifiers using a FIPS 140-2 approved RNG, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-45888r714277_fix)
Enable FIPS Mode in Cisco ISE to ensure DRBG is used for all RNG functions.

1. Choose Administration >> System >> Settings >> FIPS Mode.
2. Choose the "Enabled" option from the FIPS Mode drop-down list.
3. Click "Save" and restart the node.