Authoritative Time Source

Assures a traceable, standard time source for use within an infrastructure (e.g., server clocks are synced to the time source to enable events occuring on one server to be correlated with those occurring on another during incident response)

Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) Data

Array

SA-12 | Security Architecture | Clock Synchronization

Control Specification +-

An external accurate, externally agreed upon, time source shall be used to synchronize the system clocks of all relevant information processing systems within the organization or explicitly defined security domain to facilitate tracing and reconstitution of activity timelines. Note: specific legal jurisdictions and orbital storage and relay platforms (US GPS & EU Galileo Satellite Network) may mandate a reference clock that differs in synchronization with the organizations domicile time reference, in this event the jurisdiction or platform is treated as an explicitly defined security domain.

Architectural Relevance +-

PhysicalNetworkComputeAppData
False True True False False

Corp Gov Relevance +-

Corp Gov Relevance
False

Cloud Service Delivery Model Applicability +-

SaaSPaaSIaaS
True True True

Supplier Relationship +-

Service ProviderTenant / Consumer
True False

Scope Applicability +-

COBIT 4.1HIPAA / HITECH ActISO/IEC 27001-2005

DS5.7

A.10.10.1
A.10.10.6

NIST SP800-53 R3FedRAMP (Final 2012) Low ImpactFedRAMP (Final 2012) Moderate ImpactPCI DSS v2.0

AU-1
AU-8

NIST SP 800-53 R3 AU-1
NIST SP 800-53 R3 AU-8

NIST SP 800-53 R3 AU-1
NIST SP 800-53 R3 AU-8
NIST SP 800-53 R3 AU-8 (1)

10.4

BITS Shared Assessments SIG v6.0BITS Shared Assessments SIG v5.0GAPP (Aug 2009)

G.13, G.14.8, G.15.5, G.16.8, G.17.6, G.18.3, G.19.2.6, G.19.3.1

G.7
G.8

Jericho ForumNERC CIP
Array

Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) Data

Security Architecture (SA) | ID #SA-12.1

Do you utilize a synchronized time-service protocol (ex. NTP) to ensure all systems have a common time reference?

Compliance Mapping +-

COBITHIPAAISO27001SP800_53

COBIT 4.1 DS5.7

A.10.10.1
A.10.10.6

NIST SP800-53 R3 AU-1
NIST SP800-53 R3 AU-8

FedRAMPPCI_DSSBITSGAPP

NIST SP800-53 R3 AU-1
NIST SP800-53 R3 AU-8
NIST SP800-53 R3 AU-8 (1)

PCI DSS v2.0 10.4

AUP v5.0 G.7 AUP v5.0 G.8 SIG v6.0: G.13, G.14.8, G.15.5, G.16.8, G.17.6, G.18.3, G.19.2.6, G.19.3.1,

Model Applicability +-

SaaSPaaSIaaS
True True True

Scope Applicability +-

SPCUST
True True