NIST SP 800-53 Access Control Policy and Procedures for Federal Contractors
A strict requirement for federal contractors providing essential services to federal agencies is developing a wide-range of information security and privacy controls. Whatever the compliance mandate being imposed upon federal contractors is - FISMA, FedRAMP, eMASS RMF, DFARS NIST 800-171, CMMC, and more - information security and privacy policies and procedures are a must. Additionally, such documentation must be developed in accordance with none other than NIST SP 800-53, the unquestioned framework that’s been adopted by federal agencies - and federal contractors - since 2005.
So, what are the reporting requirements in terms of documentation for the Access Control (AC) familywithin NIST SP 800-53? According to NIST SP 800-53, “access control policy and procedures address the controls in the AC family that are implemented within systems and organizations. The risk management strategy is an important factor in establishing such policies and procedures.”
Specifically, Per AC-1 of NIST SP 800-53, organizations are to “...develop, document, and disseminate…” an access control policy and procedure. Additionally, within the AC family itself (i.e., AC-1 to AC-25) there are numerous controls that also require organizations to document how such controls are implemented.
How to Get Started
Start by downloading our world-class NIST RMF Security and Privacy Policies and Procedures templates at the Arlington Security Portal (ASP), which includes access to our access control policy and procedures template, and other additional documents required for the Access Control (AC) family within NIST SP 800-53. .
How Arlington Can Help
We have years of experience working within the broader federal agency apparatus in helping federal contractors develop high-quality, well-written, policies and procedures and additional NIST RMF information security and privacy materials. Our NIST RMF information security and privacy policies, procedures, programs, and plans have been used by thousands of federal contractors in helping organizations develop customized documentation for their growing security and compliance needs.
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