• Requirement

    1. Provide the capability of shutting off power to [Assignment: organization-defined system or individual system components] in emergency situations;
    2. Place emergency shutoff switches or devices in [Assignment: organization-defined location by system or system component] to facilitate access for authorized personnel; and
    3. Protect emergency power shutoff capability from unauthorized activation.
  • Discussion

    Emergency power shutoff primarily applies to organizational facilities that contain concentrations of system resources, including data centers, mainframe computer rooms, server rooms, and areas with computer-controlled machinery.

More Info

  • Title

    Emergency Shutoff
  • Family

    Physical and Environmental Protection
  • NIST 800-53B Baseline(s)

    • Moderate
    • High
  • Related NIST 800-53 ID


NIST 800-53A Assessment Guidance

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