• Requirement

    1. Receive system security alerts, advisories, and directives from [Assignment: organization-defined external organizations] on an ongoing basis;
    2. Generate internal security alerts, advisories, and directives as deemed necessary;
    3. Disseminate security alerts, advisories, and directives to: [Selection (one or more): [Assignment: organization-defined personnel or roles]; [Assignment: organization-defined elements within the organization]; [Assignment: organization-defined external organizations]]; and
    4. Implement security directives in accordance with established time frames, or notify the issuing organization of the degree of noncompliance.
  • Discussion

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) generates security alerts and advisories to maintain situational awareness throughout the Federal Government. Security directives are issued by OMB or other designated organizations with the responsibility and authority to issue such directives. Compliance with security directives is essential due to the critical nature of many of these directives and the potential (immediate) adverse effects on organizational operations and assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation should the directives not be implemented in a timely manner. External organizations include supply chain partners, external mission or business partners, external service providers, and other peer or supporting organizations.

More Info

  • Title

    Security Alerts, Advisories, and Directives
  • Family

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

    • Low
    • Moderate
    • High
  • Related NIST 800-53 ID


NIST 800-53A Assessment Guidance

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