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security control

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  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 800-53 Rev. 4 under Security Control (FIPS 199 - Adapted)
NIST SP 800-161 under Security Control (FIPS 199 - Adapted)

  A mechanism designed to address needs as specified by a set of security requirements.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded]

  A safeguard or countermeasure prescribed for a 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 800-171 Rev. 1 (FIPS 199 - Adapted)

  A protective measure against threats.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-69 under Security Control

  The management, operational, and technical controls (i.e., safeguards or countermeasures) prescribed for a system to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the system, its components, processes, and data.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8183 under Security Control (NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2)