NIST 800-171_3.4.5

NIST 800-171



Define document approve and enforce physical and logical access restrictions associated with changes to organizational systems.

Any changes to the hardware software or firmware components of systems can potentially have significant effects on the overall security of the systems. Therefore organizations permit only qualified and authorized individuals to access systems for purposes of initiating changes including upgrades and modifications. Access restrictions for change also include software libraries.Access restrictions include physical and logical access control requirements workflow automation media libraries abstract layers (e.g. changes implemented into external interfaces rather than directly into systems) and change windows (e.g. changes occur only during certain specified times). In addition to security concerns commonly-accepted due diligence for configuration management includes access restrictions as an essential part in ensuring the ability to effectively manage the configuration.[SP 800-128] provides guidance on configuration change control.


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