PE-10 Emergency Shutoff

Control: The organization provides, for specific locations within a facility containing concentrations of information system resources, the capability of shutting off power to any information system component that may be malfunctioning or threatened without endangering personnel by requiring them to approach the equipment.

Supplemental Guidance: Facilities containing concentrations of information system resources may include, for example, data centers, server rooms, and mainframe rooms.

Control Enhancements: (1) The organization protects the emergency power-off capability from accidental or unauthorized activation.

Baseline: LOW Not Selected MOD PE-10 HIGH PE-10 (1)

Family: Physical And Environmental Protection

Class: Operational

ISO 17799 mapping: 9.2.2

COBIT 4.1 mapping: DS12.4

PCI-DSS v2 mapping: None.