PE-1 - Policy and Procedures

a. Develop, document, and disseminate to [Assignment: organization-defined personnel or roles]: 1. [Selection (one or more): organization-level; mission/business process-level; system-level] physical and environmental protection policy that: (a) Addresses purpose, scope, roles, responsibilities, management commitment, coordination among organizational entities, and compliance; and (b) Is consistent with applicable laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines; and 2. Procedures to facilitate the implementation of the physical and environmental protection policy and the associated physical and environmental protection controls; b. Designate an [Assignment: organization-defined official] to manage the development, documentation, and dissemination of the physical and environmental protection policy and procedures; and c. Review and update the current physical and environmental protection: 1. Policy [Assignment: organization-defined frequency] and following [Assignment: organization-defined events]; and 2. Procedures [Assignment: organization-defined frequency] and following [Assignment: organization-defined events].

Informational References

ISO 27001

ID: PE-1

Countermeasures Covered by Control

ID Name Description D3FEND
CM0088 Organizational Policy Documenting cyber security policies is crucial for several reasons, paramount among them being the establishment of a clear, consistent framework for managing and protecting an organization's information assets. Such documentation serves as a foundational guideline that outlines the principles, procedures, and responsibilities that govern the security of information. Having well-documented security policies ensures that everyone in the organization, from the top management to the newest employee, is on the same page regarding security expectations and behaviors. It provides a reference point for all staff, helping them understand their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding sensitive data. By clearly defining what is expected, employees are better equipped to follow best practices and avoid actions that could compromise security. These policies act as a guide for implementing technical controls and security measures. They inform the selection, development, and maintenance of security tools and protocols, ensuring that there is a methodical approach to securing the organization's digital assets. In the event of a security incident, having a documented policy in place provides a roadmap for response and recovery, reducing the time and resources spent in mitigating the issue. As cybersecurity in space is an area where regulatory compliance is becoming increasingly stringent, having documented information security policies is often a legal or regulatory requirement, and not simply a best practice.

Space Threats Tagged by Control

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Sample Requirements

Requirement Rationale/Additional Guidance/Notes
The [organization] shall identify the applicable physical and environmental protection policies covering the development environment and spacecraft hardware. {PE-1,PE-14,SA-3,SA-3(1),SA-10(3)}

Related SPARTA Techniques and Sub-Techniques

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