MP-7(1): Prohibit Use Without Owner

Control Family:

Media Protection

Parent Control:

MP-7: Media Use

CSF v1.1 References:


  • Moderate
  • High
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Control is withdrawn in the next version of this control set and incorporated into: MP-7: Media Use.

Control Statement

The organization prohibits the use of portable storage devices in organizational information systems when such devices have no identifiable owner.

Supplemental Guidance

Requiring identifiable owners (e.g., individuals, organizations, or projects) for portable storage devices reduces the risk of using such technologies by allowing organizations to assign responsibility and accountability for addressing known vulnerabilities in the devices (e.g., malicious code insertion).