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NIST Special Publication 800-53 (Rev. 4)

Security Controls and Assessment Procedures for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

IR-6 INCIDENT REPORTING

Family:
IR - INCIDENT RESPONSE
Class:
Priority:
P1 - Implement P1 security controls first.
Baseline Allocation:
Low Moderate High
IR-6 IR-6 (1) IR-6 (1)

Control Description

The organization:

a. Requires personnel to report suspected security incidents to the organizational incident response capability within [Assignment: organization-defined time period]; and

b. Reports security incident information to [Assignment: organization-defined authorities].

Supplemental Guidance

The intent of this control is to address both specific incident reporting requirements within an organization and the formal incident reporting requirements for federal agencies and their subordinate organizations. Suspected security incidents include, for example, the receipt of suspicious email communications that can potentially contain malicious code. The types of security incidents reported, the content and timeliness of the reports, and the designated reporting authorities reflect applicable federal laws, Executive Orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidance. Current federal policy requires that all federal agencies (unless specifically exempted from such requirements) report security incidents to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) within specified time frames designated in the US-CERT Concept of Operations for Federal Cyber Security Incident Handling.

Related to: IR-4IR-5IR-8

Control Enhancements

IR-6(1) INCIDENT REPORTING | AUTOMATED REPORTING
The organization employs automated mechanisms to assist in the reporting of security incidents.

Related to: IR-7
IR-6(2) INCIDENT REPORTING | VULNERABILITIES RELATED TO INCIDENTS
The organization reports information system vulnerabilities associated with reported security incidents to [Assignment: organization-defined personnel or roles].
IR-6(3) INCIDENT REPORTING | COORDINATION WITH SUPPLY CHAIN
The organization provides security incident information to other organizations involved in the supply chain for information systems or information system components related to the incident.
Supplemental Guidance: Organizations involved in supply chain activities include, for example, system/product developers, integrators, manufacturers, packagers, assemblers, distributors, vendors, and resellers. Supply chain incidents include, for example, compromises/breaches involving information system components, information technology products, development processes or personnel, and distribution processes or warehousing facilities. Organizations determine the appropriate information to share considering the value gained from support by external organizations with the potential for harm due to sensitive information being released to outside organizations of perhaps questionable trustworthiness.

References

NIST Special Publication 800-61 https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/search?keywords-lg=800-61
http://www.us-cert.gov http://www.us-cert.gov