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  MA-01: System Maintenance Policy and Procedures  

base control objective:
The organization develops, disseminates, and reviews/updates [Assignment: organization-defined frequency]:
a. A formal, documented information system maintenance policy that addresses purpose, scope, roles, responsibilities, management commitment, coordination among organizational entities, and compliance; and
b. Formal, documented procedures to facilitate the implementation of the information system maintenance policy and associated system maintenance controls.

supplemental objective information:
This control is intended to produce the policy and procedures that are required for the effective implementation of the security controls and control enhancements in the system maintenance family. The policy and procedures are consistent with applicable federal 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. The organizational risk management strategy is a key factor in the development of the system maintenance policy.

enhancements to the base objective:

(1) None.

mapping to FIPS199 baseline:

  LOW: base     MOD: base     HIGH: base  

related (regimented) controls:

PM-09   Risk Management Strategy

documents referenced in SP800-53rev3 for MA-01:

Document Date Status Title
FIPS 200 March, 2006 current   Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Information and Information Systems
NIST SP800-100 October, 2006 current   Information Security Handbook: A Guide for Managers
NIST SP800-12 October, 1995 current   An Introduction to Computer Security: The NIST Handbook
NIST SP800-14 September, 1996 current   Generally Accepted Principles and Practices for Securing Information Technology Systems
NIST SP800-34 May, 2010 current   Contingency Planning Guide for Information Technology Systems
NIST SP800-88 September, 2006 current   Guidelines for Media Sanitization

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