II.C.10(a) Configuration Management

Configuration management is a process to securely maintain the institution's technology by developing expected baselines for tracking, controlling, and managing systems settings. To mitigate information security risk, management should control configurations of systems, applications, and other technology. Effective configuration management relies on policies and procedures to ensure compliance with minimally acceptable system configuration requirements. When information systems change, management should update baselines; confirm security settings; and track, verify, and report configuration items. Configurations should be monitored for unauthorized changes, and misconfigurations should be identified. Management can use automated solutions to help track, manage, and identify necessary corrections.

 

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