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Guidelines for Automatic Data Processing Physical Security and Risk Management



Institute for Computer Sciences and Technology National Bureau of Standards


[Withdrawn February 8, 2005; Superseded by NIST SP 800-30 (July 2002):] This publication provides guidelines to be used by Federal organizations in structuring physical security programs for their ADP facilities. It treats security analysis, natural disasters, supporting utilities, system reliability, procedural measures and controls, off-site facilities, contingency plans, security awareness and security audit. It contains statistics and information relevant to physical security of computer data and facilities and references many applicable publications for a more exhaustive treatment of specific subjects.
Federal Inf. Process. Stds. (NIST FIPS) - 31
Report Number


ADP security, computer reliability, contingency plans, Federal Information Processing Standards, fire safety, natural disasters, physical security, risk analysis, security audit, security awareness, supporting utilities
Created June 1, 1974, Updated February 19, 2017