MA-4(4): Authentication and Separation of Maintenance Sessions

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Control Statement

Protect nonlocal maintenance sessions by:

  1. Employing [Assignment: organization-defined authenticators that are replay resistant]; and
  2. Separating the maintenance sessions from other network sessions with the system by either:
    1. Physically separated communications paths; or
    2. Logically separated communications paths.

Supplemental Guidance

Communications paths can be logically separated using encryption.