Unauthorized or inappropriate account access is likely to occur within organizations if ongoing maintenance is not in place for all accounts. This includes all account types defined by the organization (e.g., user, privileged, system, service, temporary, etc.). Like many Security
The lack of an overall strong access control program generates opportunities for the unauthorized access to potentially sensitive data in your organization. Most frequently, this is due to not complying with internal security control requirements, regulatory control requirements, or industry
Organizations must ensure that the process for the disposal or re-use of equipment is strictly controlled. The improper disposal or re-use of any information system, system component, or storage device could potentially impact the confidentiality of data by inadvertently making
Media handling controls should be implemented to protect organizations from the risks associated with the loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of media. These controls should be implemented based on the organization’s asset classification process. The handling and protection of
Information assets, including printed materials, email attachments, or other data, should be classified appropriately to ensure they are handled securely. Organizations may not have the appropriate security controls in place for sensitive assets if classification levels are not defined. The
If organizations do not document, communicate, and have personnel agree to acceptable use requirements, personnel may not be limited to what actions they can perform or how they perform them. Accountability for the improper use of systems or information is
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