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Personnel Security Deep Dive

Deep Dive into Changes to the Personnel Security Family in FedRAMP Revision 5

The FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO) has released new proposed baselines based on NIST Special Publication 800-53, Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations, Revision 5, (NIST SP 800-53 Rev5). Here we will take a closer look at the changes to the Personnel Security control family that the new baselines bring.


Considerable Changes to the Low, Moderate, and High baselines include:

  • Policies and procedures will now need to be designated as either organizational, mission or business process, or system-level
  • A requirement to designate a specific official to manage the development, documentation, dissemination of policies and procedures
  • A requirement to update policies and procedures after specified events
  • Removal of the parameter requiring the specification of the time period within which notifications of personnel termination must be sent
  • A new control requiring incorporation of security and privacy roles and responsibilities into organizational position descriptions


Considerable Changes to the High baseline includes:

  • An additional requirement for specifying automated mechanisms used for personnel termination notifications


Check back here for more deep dives into changes in each control family and updates on the proposed baselines from the FedRAMP PMO. Contact InfusionPoints for assistance with your FedRAMP journey.

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