DCS-12: Cabling Security

Control Family:

Datacenter Security

CSF v1.1 References:

PF v1.0 References:

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Control is new to this version of the control set and incorporates the following item from the previous version: BCR-03: Datacenter Utilities / Environmental Conditions.

Control Statement

Define, implement and evaluate processes, procedures and technical measures that ensure a risk-based protection of power and telecommunication cables from a threat of interception, interference or damage at all facilities, offices and rooms.

Implementation Guidance

All cabling should be shielded (when possible) to protect against electromagnetic interference (EMI). Additionally, hide cabling (i.e., under the floor, above cabinets in caged, cable-management systems, etc.) or—at a minimum—protect with (PVC) tubing (or something similar) when possible to protect against unauthorized physical access.

Auditing Guidance

  1. Examine the policy and procedures relating to cabling Infrastructure.
  2. Determine if risk registers are maintained for cabling (For plant and ancillary equipment).

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