UK Cyber Essentials Plus compliance controls

Preview

The ability for admins to add Enhanced Security and Compliance features is a feature in Public Preview. The compliance security profile and support for compliance standards are generally available (GA).

UK Cyber Essentials Plus compliance controls (UKCE+) provide enhancements that help you with cyber essentials compliance for your workspace. UKCE+ is a certification created by the UK government to simplify and standardize IT security practices for commercial organizations who interact with UK government data.

UKCE+ require enabling the compliance security profile, which adds monitoring agents, enforces instance types for inter-node encryption, provides a hardened compute image, and other features. For technical details, see Compliance security profile. It is your responsibility to confirm that each workspace has the compliance security profile enabled and confirm that UKCE+ is added as a compliance program.

UKCE+ compliance controls is only available in the eu-west-2 region.

Which compute resources get enhanced security

The compliance security profile enhancements apply to compute resources in the classic compute plane in all supported regions.

Support for serverless SQL warehouses for the compliance security profile varies by region. See Serverless SQL warehouses support the compliance security profile in some regions.

Requirements

  • Your Databricks account must include the Enhanced Security and Compliance add-on. For details, see the pricing page.

  • Your Databricks workspace must be on the Enterprise pricing tier.

  • Your Databricks workspace must be in the eu-west-2 AWS region.

  • Single sign-on (SSO) authentication is configured for the workspace.

  • Your workspace must enable the compliance security profile and includes the UKCE+ compliance standard as part of the compliance security profile configuration.

  • You must use the following VM instance types:

    • General purpose: M-fleet, Md-fleet, M5dn, M5n, M5zn, M6i, M7i, M6id, M6in, M6idn, M6a, M7a

    • Compute optimized: C5a, C5ad, C5n, C6i, C6id, C7i, C6in, C6a, C7a

    • Memory optimized: R-fleet, Rd-fleet, R6i, R7i, R7iz, R6id, R6in, R6idn, R6a, R7a

    • Storage optimized: D3, D3en, P3dn, R5dn, R5n, I4i, I3en

    • Accelerated computing: G4dn, G5, P4d, P4de, P5

  • Ensure that sensitive information is never entered in customer-defined input fields, such as workspace names, cluster names, and job names.

Enable UK Cyber Essentials Plus compliance controls on a workspace

To configure your workspace to support processing of data regulated by the UKCE+ standard, the workspace must have the compliance security profile enabled. You can enable the compliance security profile and add the UKCE+ compliance standard across all workspaces or only on some workspaces.

To enable the compliance security profile and add the UKCE+ compliance standard for an existing workspace, see Enable enhanced security and compliance features on a workspace.

To set an account-level setting to enable the compliance security profile and UKCE+ for new workspaces, see Set account-level defaults for new workspaces.

Preview features that are supported for processing of data regulated under UKCE+ standard

The following preview features are supported for processing of processing of data regulated under UKCE+ standard:

Does Databricks permit the processing of data regulated under UKCE+ standard on Databricks?

Yes, if you comply with the requirements, enable the compliance security profile, and add the UKCE+ compliance standard as part of the compliance security profile configuration.