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Technical Controls

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  The security controls (i.e., safeguards or countermeasures) for an information system that are primarily implemented and executed by the information system through mechanisms contained in the hardware, software, or firmware components of the system.
Source(s):
FIPS 200 under TECHNICAL CONTROLS
NIST SP 800-137 (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 (NIST SP 800-18)
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 (NIST SP 800-18)

  Security controls (i.e., safeguards or countermeasures) for an information system that are primarily implemented and executed by the information system through mechanisms contained in the hardware, software, or firmware components of the system.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-39 (FIPS 200)

  hardware and software controls used to provide automated protectionto the IT system or applications. Technical controls operate within the technical system and applications.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-16