Local Support Provider
A local support provider (LSP) is an individual or unit with primary responsibility for the installation, configuration, security, and ongoing maintenance of an IT device.
IT professionals may serve as designated LSPs. IT, as a unit, may also serve as a designated LSP or as the default LSP in cases where the unit head has not identified another LSP for an IT device.
LSPs are broadly responsible for technically implementing their unit's information security requirements and procedures as described in the unit information security plan and the unit guide to managing data risks.
Guidance for local support providers
Responsibilities according to policy
LSPs' primary information security responsibilities include:
- Maintaining knowledge of IT devices for which they are responsible.
- Implementing, at the direction of the unit head, security controls for IT devices for which they are responsible.
- Understanding and documenting configurations and characteristics of IT devices for which they are responsible.
- Recommending security controls and practices for IT devices for which they are responsible.