Ensure Network firewall have policy change protection enabled

The network firewall helps you protect your VPC. Set policy change protection to protect against accidental modification of the firewall policy.

Risk Level: High
Cloud Entity: AWS Network-Firewall
CloudGuard Rule ID: D9.TF.AWS.NET.64
Covered by Spectral: No
Category: Networking & Content Delivery


aws_networkfirewall_firewall should have firewall_policy_change_protection=true


In order to set Networks firewall PolicyChangeProtection to TRUE, use to following CLI command:
aws network-firewall update-firewall-policy-change-protection --firewall-arn <FW arn> --firewall-policy-change-protection
The flag --firewall-policy-change-protection will set the policy change protection to TRUE.

From TF

resource "aws_networkfirewall_firewall" "example" {
	- firewall_policy_change_protection = false
	+ firewall_policy_change_protection = true

For more information: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/network-firewall/latest/APIReference/API_UpdateFirewallPolicyChangeProtection.html
CLI: https://awscli.amazonaws.com/v2/documentation/api/latest/reference/network-firewall/update-firewall-policy-change-protection.html

AWS Network-Firewall

AWS Network Firewall is a managed service that makes it easy to deploy essential network protections for all of your Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs).AWS Network Firewall���s flexible rules engine lets you define firewall rules that give you fine-grained control over network traffic, such as blocking outbound Server Message Block (SMB) requests to prevent the spread of malicious act

Compliance Frameworks

  • Terraform AWS CIS Foundations