4.6: Use Dedicated Workstations For All Administrative Tasks

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The next version of the control set incorporates all or part of this control into: 12.8: Establish and Maintain Dedicated Computing Resources for All Administrative Work.

Control Statement

Ensure administrators use a dedicated machine for all administrative tasks or tasks requiring administrative access. This machine will be segmented from the organization’s primary network and not be allowed Internet access. This machine will not be used for reading e-mail, composing documents, or browsing the Internet.

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