Reference: CMMC 2.0
Level Introduced: 2
Title: Collaborative Device Control
Prohibit remote activation of collaborative computing devices and provide indication of devices in use to users present at the device.
You should configure collaborative computing devices so they cannot be activated remotely. Examples of such devices are cameras, microphones, etc. All users should receive a notification when a collaborative computing device is in use. Notification can include an indicator light that turns on when in use, or a specific text window that appears on screen. If a device does not have the means to alert a user when in use, the organization should provide manual means. Manual means can include, as necessary:
• paper notification on entryways; and
• locking entryways when a collaborative computing device is in use.
You are responsible for IT operations in your organization. Your organization has a group of remote employees who collaborate using cameras and microphones attached to their computers. You want to prevent the misuse of these devices. You disable the ability to turn on cameras or microphones remotely on all devices. You also use a tool to alert users when their cameras or microphones are turned on. Although remote activation is blocked, this enables them to see if the devices were activated remotely. By doing this, you reduce the likelihood of someone being able to turn these devices on and listen or view what your employees are working on.