PS-4(2): Automated Actions

Control Family:

Personnel Security

CSF v1.1 References:


  • High

Previous Version:

Control Statement

Use [Assignment: organization-defined automated mechanisms] to [Assignment (one or more): notify [Assignment: organization-defined personnel or roles] of individual termination actions, disable access to system resources].

Supplemental Guidance

In organizations with many employees, not all personnel who need to know about termination actions receive the appropriate notifications, or if such notifications are received, they may not occur in a timely manner. Automated mechanisms can be used to send automatic alerts or notifications to organizational personnel or roles when individuals are terminated. Such automatic alerts or notifications can be conveyed in a variety of ways, including via telephone, electronic mail, text message, or websites. Automated mechanisms can also be employed to quickly and thoroughly disable access to system resources after an employee is terminated.