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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-8-8566

Number 9-8-8566
Priority Highly Important
Description Recovery from Unauthenticated Patching Systems: Service Providers, Network Operators, and Equipment Suppliers should assure that patching distribution hosts properly sign all patches. Critical systems must only use OSs and applications which employ automated patching mechanisms, rejecting unsigned patches. If a patch fails or is considered bad, restore OS and applications from known good backup media.
Network Type(s) Cable; Internet/Data; Wireless; Wireline
Industry Role(s) Service Provider; Network Operator
Keyword(s) Cyber Security;Network Operations;Software;
Reference/Comments Configuration guide for security from NIST (800-53 Rev. 3).