NIST Special Publication 800-53 (Rev. 4)

Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

PE-9 POWER EQUIPMENT AND CABLING

Family:
Physical and Environmental Protection
Class:
Priority:
P1 - Implement P1 security controls first.
Baseline Allocation:
Low Moderate High
PE-9
PE-9

Control Description

The organization protects power equipment and power cabling for the information system from damage and destruction.

Supplemental Guidance

Organizations determine the types of protection necessary for power equipment and cabling employed at different locations both internal and external to organizational facilities and environments of operation. This includes, for example, generators and power cabling outside of buildings, internal cabling and uninterruptable power sources within an office or data center, and power sources for self-contained entities such as vehicles and satellites.

Related to: PE-4

Control Enhancements

PE-9 (1) POWER EQUIPMENT AND CABLING | REDUNDANT CABLING
The organization employs redundant power cabling paths that are physically separated by [Assignment: organization-defined distance].
Supplemental Guidance: Physically separate, redundant power cables help to ensure that power continues to flow in the event one of the cables is cut or otherwise damaged.
PE-9 (2) POWER EQUIPMENT AND CABLING | AUTOMATIC VOLTAGE CONTROLS
The organization employs automatic voltage controls for [Assignment: organization-defined critical information system components].

References

None.