AC-01 Access Control Policies and Procedures

Control: The organization develops, disseminates, and periodically reviews/updates: (i) a formal, documented, access control policy that addresses purpose, scope, roles, responsibilities, management commitment, coordination among organizational entities, and compliance; and (ii) formal, documented procedures to facilitate the implementation of the access control policy and associated access controls.

Supplemental Guidance: The access control policy and procedures are consistent with applicable laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, standards, and guidance. The access control policy can be included as part of the general information security policy for the organization. Access control procedures can be developed for the security program in general, and for a particular information system, when required. NIST Special Publication 800-12 provides guidance on security policies and procedures.

Control Enhancements: (0) None.

Baseline: LOW AC-1 MOD AC-1 HIGH AC-1

Family: Access Control

Class: Technical

ISO 17799 mapping: 11.1.1, 11.4.1, 15.1.1

COBIT 4.1 mapping: DS11.6, PC5

PCI-DSS v2 mapping: 12.3.2, 7.1, 12.5.1