National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

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NIST Special Publication 800-53 (Rev. 4)

Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

PS-2 POSITION RISK DESIGNATION

Family:
PS - PERSONNEL SECURITY
Class:
Priority:
P1 - Implement P1 security controls first.
Baseline Allocation:
Low Moderate High
PS-2 PS-2 PS-2

Control Description

The organization:

a. Assigns a risk designation to all organizational positions;

b. Establishes screening criteria for individuals filling those positions; and

c. Reviews and updates position risk designations [Assignment: organization-defined frequency].

Supplemental Guidance

Position risk designations reflect Office of Personnel Management policy and guidance. Risk designations can guide and inform the types of authorizations individuals receive when accessing organizational information and information systems. Position screening criteria include explicit information security role appointment requirements (e.g., training, security clearances).

Related to: AT-3PL-2PS-3

Control Enhancements

None.