WN12-00-000001 - Server systems must be located in a controlled access area, accessible only to authorized personnel.


Inadequate physical protection can undermine all other security precautions utilized to protect the system. This can jeopardize the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the system. Physical security is the first line of protection of any system.

NOTE: Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Ensure servers are located in secure, access-controlled areas.

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This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Configuration Management.This control applies to the following type of system Windows.