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BuildAndDeployment -> Deployment: Handover of confidential parameters

Risk and Opportunity

Risk: Attackers who compromise a system can see confidential access information like database credentials.\ Parameters are often used to set credentials, for example by starting containers or applications; these parameters can often be seen by any one listing running processes on the target system.
Opportunity: By using encryption, it is harder to read credentials , e.g. from the file system. Also, the usage of a credential management system can help protect credentials.

Usefulness and Requirements of this Activitiy

Usefullness: High
Required knowledge: Low (one discipline)
Required time: Low
Required resources (systems): Very Low

Additional Information

Dependencies: Environment depending configuration parameters

ISO27001 2017