NIST Special Publication 800-53 (Rev. 4)

Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

PE-14 TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY CONTROLS

Family:
Physical and Environmental Protection
Class:
Priority:
P1 - Implement P1 security controls first.
Baseline Allocation:
Low Moderate High
PE-14
PE-14
PE-14

Control Description

The organization:

a. Maintains temperature and humidity levels within the facility where the information system resides at [Assignment: organization-defined acceptable levels]; and

b. Monitors temperature and humidity levels [Assignment: organization-defined frequency].

Supplemental Guidance

This control applies primarily to facilities containing concentrations of information system resources, for example, data centers, server rooms, and mainframe computer rooms.

Related to: AT-3

Control Enhancements

PE-14 (1) TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY CONTROLS | AUTOMATIC CONTROLS
The organization employs automatic temperature and humidity controls in the facility to prevent fluctuations potentially harmful to the information system.
PE-14 (2) TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY CONTROLS | MONITORING WITH ALARMS / NOTIFICATIONS
The organization employs temperature and humidity monitoring that provides an alarm or notification of changes potentially harmful to personnel or equipment.

References

None.