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countermeasures

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  Actions, devices, procedures, techniques, or other measures that reduce the vulnerability of an information system. Synonymous with security controls and safeguards.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1, FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-137 under Countermeasures (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Countermeasures (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under Countermeasures (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Countermeasures (CNSSI 4009)

  The management, operational, and technical controls (i.e., safeguards or countermeasures) prescribed for an information system to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the system and its information.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under security controls (FIPS 199)

  The protective measures prescribed to meet the security requirements (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) specified for an information system. Safeguards may include security features, management constraints, personnel security, and security of physical structures, areas, and devices. Synonymous with security controls and countermeasures.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under safeguards (FIPS 200)

  Actions, devices, procedures, techniques, or other measures that reduce the vulnerability of an information system.
Source(s):
FIPS 200 under COUNTERMEASURES (CNSSI 4009)

  Protective measures prescribed to meet the security requirements (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) specified for an information system. Safeguards may include security features, management constraints, personnel security, and security of physical structures, areas, and devices.
Source(s):
FIPS 200 under SAFEGUARDS (CNSSI 4009 - Adapted)