|AU-8 (1) Synchronization With Authoritative Time Source ||MODERATE |
This control enhancement provides uniformity of time stamps for information systems with multiple system clocks and systems connected over a network.
The information system: AU-8 (1)(a)
Compares the internal information system clocks Assignment: organization-defined frequency with Assignment: organization-defined authoritative time source; and AU-8 (1)(b)
Synchronizes the internal system clocks to the authoritative time source when the time difference is greater than Assignment: organization-defined time period.