• Requirement

    Position system components within the facility to minimize potential damage from [Assignment: organization-defined physical and environmental hazards] and to minimize the opportunity for unauthorized access.

  • Discussion

    Physical and environmental hazards include floods, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorism, vandalism, an electromagnetic pulse, electrical interference, and other forms of incoming electromagnetic radiation. Organizations consider the location of entry points where unauthorized individuals, while not being granted access, might nonetheless be near systems. Such proximity can increase the risk of unauthorized access to organizational communications using wireless packet sniffers or microphones, or unauthorized disclosure of information.

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  • Title

    Location of System Components
  • Family

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

    • High
  • Related NIST 800-53 ID


NIST 800-53A Assessment Guidance

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