SI — SYSTEM AND INFORMATION INTEGRITY
SI-6: SECURITY FUNCTION VERIFICATION
NIST 800-53R4 Membership SI-6:
The information system:
- a. Verifies the correct operation of [Assignment: organization-defined security functions];
- b. Performs this verification [Selection (one or more): [Assignment: organization-defined system transitional states]; upon command by user with appropriate privilege; [Assignment: organization-defined frequency]];
- c. Notifies [Assignment: organization-defined personnel or roles] of failed security verification tests; and
- d. [Selection (one or more): shuts the information system down; restarts the information system; [Assignment: organization-defined alternative action(s)]] when anomalies are discovered.
Transitional states for information systems include, for example, system startup, restart, shutdown, and abort. Notifications provided by information systems include, for example, electronic alerts to system administrators, messages to local computer consoles, and/or hardware indications such as lights.
RELATED CONTROLS: SI-6
SI-6 (1) SECURITY FUNCTION VERIFICATION | NOTIFICATION OF FAILED SECURITY TESTS
[Withdrawn: Incorporated into SI-6]. (See above.)
SI-6 (2) SECURITY FUNCTION VERIFICATION | AUTOMATION SUPPORT FOR DISTRIBUTED TESTING
The information system implements automated mechanisms to support the management of distributed security testing.
Supplemental Guidance: NONE
RELATED CONTROLS: SI-6 (2)
SI-6 (3) SECURITY FUNCTION VERIFICATION | REPORT VERIFICATION RESULTS
The organization reports the results of security function verification to [Assignment: organization-defined personnel or roles].
Organizational personnel with potential interest in security function verification results include, for example, senior information security officers, information system security managers, and information systems security officers.
RELATED CONTROLS: SI-6 (3)
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