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safeguards

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): 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 under countermeasures (NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1, FIPS 200)

  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):
NIST SP 800-137 under Safeguards (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Safeguards (CNSSI 4009 - Adapted)
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under Safeguards (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Safeguards (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 (CNSSI 4009-2015 - Adapted)
NIST SP 800-128 under Safeguards (CNSSI 4009 - Adapted)

  An occurrence that actually or potentially jeopardizes the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system or the information the system processes, stores, or transmits or that constitutes a violation or imminent threat of violation of security policies, security procedures, or acceptable use policies.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Safeguards (FIPS 200)

  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 (FIPS 200)

  An approved security measure taken to protect computational resources by eliminating or reducing the risk to a system, which may include hardware and software mechanisms, policies, procedures, and physical controls.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-28 Version 2 under Safeguard

  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 under countermeasures

  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 [Superseded]