NIST Special Publication 800-53 (Rev. 4)

Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

PE-15 WATER DAMAGE PROTECTION

Family:
Physical and Environmental Protection
Class:
Priority:
P1 - Implement P1 security controls first.
Baseline Allocation:
Low Moderate High
PE-15
PE-15
PE-15 (1)

Control Description

The organization protects the information system from damage resulting from water leakage by providing master shutoff or isolation valves that are accessible, working properly, and known to key personnel.

Supplemental Guidance

This control applies primarily to facilities containing concentrations of information system resources including, for example, data centers, server rooms, and mainframe computer rooms. Isolation valves can be employed in addition to or in lieu of master shutoff valves to shut off water supplies in specific areas of concern, without affecting entire organizations.

Related to: AT-3

Control Enhancements

PE-15 (1) WATER DAMAGE PROTECTION | AUTOMATION SUPPORT
The organization employs automated mechanisms to detect the presence of water in the vicinity of the information system and alerts [Assignment: organization-defined personnel or roles].
Supplemental Guidance: Automated mechanisms can include, for example, water detection sensors, alarms, and notification systems.

References

None.