PE-14: Environmental Controls

CSF v2.0 References:


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    • PE-14
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    • PE-14
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    • PE-14
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Control Statement

  1. Maintain [Assignment (one or more): temperature, humidity, pressure, radiation, [Assignment: organization-defined environmental control] ] levels within the facility where the system resides at [Assignment: organization-defined acceptable levels]; and
  2. Monitor environmental control levels [Assignment: organization-defined frequency].

Supplemental Guidance

The provision of environmental controls applies primarily to organizational facilities that contain concentrations of system resources (e.g., data centers, mainframe computer rooms, and server rooms). Insufficient environmental controls, especially in very harsh environments, can have a significant adverse impact on the availability of systems and system components that are needed to support organizational mission and business functions.

Control Enhancements

PE-14(1): Automatic Controls


(Not part of any baseline)

Employ the following automatic environmental controls in the facility to prevent fluctuations potentially harmful to the system: [Assignment: organization-defined automatic environmental controls].

PE-14(2): Monitoring with Alarms and Notifications


(Not part of any baseline)

Employ environmental control monitoring that provides an alarm or notification of changes potentially harmful to personnel or equipment to [Assignment: organization-defined personnel or roles].