SC-41 Port and I/O Device Access

sc-41_odp.02 disable or remove sc-41_odp.01 on the following systems or system components: sc-41_odp.03.

Parameter ID Definition
sc-41_odp.01 connection ports or input/output devices

Selection (one):

  • physically
  • logically
sc-41_odp.03 systems or system components



Connection ports include Universal Serial Bus (USB), Thunderbolt, and Firewire (IEEE 1394). Input/output (I/O) devices include compact disc and digital versatile disc drives. Disabling or removing such connection ports and I/O devices helps prevent the exfiltration of information from systems and the introduction of malicious code from those ports or devices. Physically disabling or removing ports and/or devices is the stronger action.

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