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countermeasures

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

safeguards
SAFEGUARDS
security controls

Definition(s):

  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

  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

  Protective measures prescribed to meet the security objectives (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) specified for an information system. Safeguards may include security features, management controls, personnel security, and security of physical structures, areas, and devices. Synonymous with security controls and countermeasures.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-128 under safeguards CNSSI 4009-2015 - Adapted

  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

  A safeguard or countermeasure prescribed for an information system or an organization designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its information and to meet a set of defined security requirements.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-137A under security controls NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4

  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 a system. Synonymous with security controls and safeguards.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2

  The safeguards or countermeasures prescribed for an information system or an organization to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the system and its information.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 Vol.2 under security controls