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security controls

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

COUNTERMEASURES
SAFEGUARDS
Security Protections

Definition(s):

  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 (FIPS 199)
FIPS 200 under SECURITY CONTROLS (FIPS 199)
NIST SP 800-128 under Security Controls (FIPS 199)
NIST SP 800-137 under Security Controls (FIPS 199)
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Security Controls (FIPS 199)
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Security Controls (FIPS 199, CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-34 Rev. 1 under Security Controls (FIPS 199)
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under Security Controls (FIPS 199)
NIST SP 800-39 under Security Controls (FIPS 199, CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1 under Security Controls (FIPS 199)
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 2 Rev. 1 under Security Controls (FIPS 199)
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 under Security Controls (FIPS 199)

  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)

  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 800-53A Rev. 4 under Security Controls (NIST SP 800-53)

  Protective measures used to meet the security requirements specified for IT resources.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-47 under Security Controls

  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 and its information.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Security Controls (FIPS 199)

  See “Security Protections.”
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-114 under Security Controls [Superseded]

  the management, operational, and technical controls (e.g., safeguards or countermeasures) prescribed for an information system to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the system and its information.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-65 under Security controls

  Measures against threats that are intended to compensate for a computer’s security weaknesses.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-114 under Security Protections [Superseded]