DCS-15: Equipment Location

Control Family:

Datacenter Security

CSF v1.1 References:

PF v1.0 References:

Previous Version:

Control Statement

Keep business-critical equipment away from locations subject to high probability for environmental risk events.

Implementation Guidance

Keep business-critical equipment away from locations subject to a high probability of environmental risks, such as switchyards and chemical facilities. Hazards include fires, flooding (e.g., waterlogging, water pipe exposure), dust, wind (i.e., exposure to open doors/windows), and natural disasters (earthquakes and hurricanes).

Auditing Guidance

  1. Examine the policy relating to environmental risk.
  2. Determine if locations are assessed and classified for probability of environmental risk.
  3. Determine if business-critical equipment is identified.

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