AC-6(7): Review of User Privileges

Control Family:

Access Control

Parent Control:

AC-6: Least Privilege

CSF v1.1 References:

Threats Addressed:


  • Moderate
  • High

Previous Version:

Control Statement

  1. Review [Assignment: organization-defined frequency] the privileges assigned to [Assignment: organization-defined roles or classes of users] to validate the need for such privileges; and
  2. Reassign or remove privileges, if necessary, to correctly reflect organizational mission and business needs.

Supplemental Guidance

The need for certain assigned user privileges may change over time to reflect changes in organizational mission and business functions, environments of operation, technologies, or threats. A periodic review of assigned user privileges is necessary to determine if the rationale for assigning such privileges remains valid. If the need cannot be revalidated, organizations take appropriate corrective actions.