• Requirement

    Implement the indicated fail-safe procedures when the indicated failures occur: [Assignment: organization-defined list of failure conditions and associated fail-safe procedures].

  • Discussion

    Failure conditions include the loss of communications among critical system components or between system components and operational facilities. Fail-safe procedures include alerting operator personnel and providing specific instructions on subsequent steps to take. Subsequent steps may include doing nothing, reestablishing system settings, shutting down processes, restarting the system, or contacting designated organizational personnel.

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  • Title

    Fail-safe Procedures
  • Family

    System and Information Integrity
  • NIST 800-53B Baseline(s)

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    NIST 800-53A Assessment Guidance

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