MA-1: System Maintenance Policy And Procedures


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The organization:

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