MA-01 System Maintenance Policy And Procedures

Control: The organization develops, disseminates, and periodically reviews/updates: (i) a formal, documented, information system maintenance policy that addresses purpose, scope, roles, responsibilities, management commitment, coordination among organizational entities, and compliance; and (ii) formal, documented procedures to facilitate the implementation of the information system maintenance policy and associated system maintenance controls.

Supplemental Guidance: The information system maintenance policy and procedures are consistent with applicable laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, standards, and guidance. The information system maintenance policy can be included as part of the general information security policy for the organization. System maintenance procedures can be developed for the security program in general, and for a particular information system, when required. NIST Special Publication 800-12 provides guidance on security policies and procedures.

Control Enhancements: (0) None.

Baseline: LOW MA-1 MOD MA-1 HIGH MA-1

Family: Maintenance

Class: Operational

ISO 17799 mapping: 10.1.1, 15.1.1

COBIT 4.1 mapping: PC5

PCI-DSS v2 mapping: None.