SC-01 System And Communications Protection Policy And Procedures

Control: The organization develops, disseminates, and periodically reviews/updates: (i) a formal, documented, system and communications protection 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 system and communications protection policy and associated system and communications protection controls.

Supplemental Guidance: The system and communications protection policy and procedures are consistent with applicable laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, standards, and guidance. The system and communications protection policy can be included as part of the general information security policy for the organization. System and communications protection 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 SC-1 MOD SC-1 HIGH SC-1

Family: System And Communications Protection

Class: Technical

ISO 17799 mapping: 10.8.1, 15.1.1

COBIT 4.1 mapping: DS5.2, PC5

PCI-DSS v2 mapping: 12.5.1