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NISP eMASS DCSA | Continuous Monitoring (ConMon) Requirements


  • Continuous Monitoring (ConMon) is an important aspect of the overall security because it communicates to DCSA how controls are going to be assessed for continued effectiveness over time.
  • ConMon strategies should include details related to steps that “will be” taken by the defined frequency to check on controls.
  • Frequencies that differ from the recommended DAAPM Appendix A timeframes should be justified. Don’t expect to be able to make all checks an annual event.
  • The ISSP will validate your documented ConMon activities against the verbiage in the SLCM during CMEs and eSVAs. Deviations from documented SLCM activities will likely result in vulnerabilities being documented/cited during the CME/eSVA.

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