DCS-14: Secure Utilities

Control Family:

Datacenter Security

CSF v1.1 References:

PF v1.0 References:

Threats Addressed:

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Control Statement

Secure, monitor, maintain, and test utilities services for continual effectiveness at planned intervals.

Implementation Guidance

Examples of utility services include but are not limited to water, power, telecommunications, and internet connectivity. Service reviews should include activities to protect from unauthorized interception or damage and ensure the services are designed with automated failover or other redundancies if planned or unplanned disruptions occur.

Auditing Guidance

  1. Confirm the existence of the policy and procedures relating to utilities services.
  2. Confirm that the control effectiveness of utilities services is conducted at periodic intervals.
  3. Determine if utility services logs are maintained and reviewed periodically.
  4. Determine if testing of the utilities services is included in the CSP contract with the customer.

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