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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-8-8020

Number 9-8-8020
Priority Critical
Description Expedited Security Patching: Service Providers, Network Operators, and Equipment Suppliers should have special processes and tools in place to quickly patch critical infrastructure systems when important security patches are made available. Such processes should include determination of when expedited patching is appropriate and identifying the organizational authority to proceed with expedited patching. This should include expedited lab testing of the patches and their affect on network and component devices.
Network Type(s) Cable; Internet/Data; Satellite; Wireless; Wireline
Industry Role(s) Service Provider; Network Operator; Equipment Supplier
Keyword(s) Cyber Security;Network Operations;
Reference/Comments Configuration guide for security from NIST (800-53 Rev. 3).