CA-1: Security Assessment And Authorization Policy And Procedures


2019-05-20 15:48:11.984914




The organization:

Code Description
CA-1a. Develops, documents, and disseminates to [Assignment: organization-defined personnel or roles]:
CA-1a.1. A security assessment and authorization policy that addresses purpose, scope, roles, responsibilities, management commitment, coordination among organizational entities, and compliance; and
CA-1a.2. Procedures to facilitate the implementation of the security assessment and authorization policy and associated security assessment and authorization controls; and
CA-1b. Reviews and updates the current:
CA-1b.1. Security assessment and authorization policy [Assignment: organization-defined frequency]; and
CA-1b.2. Security assessment and authorization procedures [Assignment: organization-defined frequency].

Additional Guidance

This control addresses the establishment of policy and procedures for the effective implementation of selected security controls and control enhancements in the CA family. Policy and procedures reflect applicable federal laws, Executive Orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidance. Security program policies and procedures at the organization level may make the need for system-specific policies and procedures unnecessary. The policy can be included as part of the general information security policy for organizations or conversely, can be represented by multiple policies reflecting the complex nature of certain organizations. The procedures can be established for the security program in general and for particular information systems, if needed. The organizational risk management strategy is a key factor in establishing policy and procedures.