NIST 800-171_3.12.3

NIST 800-171



Monitor security controls on an ongoing basis to ensure the continued effectiveness of the controls.

Continuous monitoring programs facilitate ongoing awareness of threats vulnerabilities and information security to support organizational risk management decisions. The terms continuous and ongoing imply that organizations assess and analyze security controls and information security-related risks at a frequency sufficient to support risk-based decisions. The results of continuous monitoring programs generate appropriate risk response actions by organizations. Providing access to security information on a continuing basis through reports or dashboards gives organizational officials the capability to make effective and timely risk management decisions.Automation supports more frequent updates to hardware software firmware inventories and other system information. Effectiveness is further enhanced when continuous monitoring outputs are formatted to provide information that is specific measurable actionable relevant and timely. Monitoring requirements including the need for specific monitoring may also be referenced in other requirements. [SP 800-137] provides guidance on continuous monitoring.


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