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Assessing Security and Privacy Controls in Information Systems and Organizations

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Author(s)

Victoria Yan Pillitteri

Abstract

This publication provides a set of procedures for conducting assessments of security and privacy controls employed within systems and organizations. The assessment procedures, executed at various phases of the system development life cycle, are consistent with the security and privacy controls in NIST Special Publication 800-53, Revision 5. The procedures are customizable and can be easily tailored to provide organizations with the needed flexibility to conduct security and privacy control assessments that support organizational risk management processes and are aligned with the stated risk tolerance of the organization. Information on building effective security and privacy assessment plans is also provided along with guidance on analyzing assessment results. [Supersedes SP 800-53A Rev. 4 https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-53Ar4 (PubID 917644)]
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-53A Rev. 5
Report Number
800-53A Rev. 5

Keywords

Assessment, assessment plan, assurance, control assessment, FISMA, Privacy Act, privacy controls, Open Security Controls Assessment Language, OSCAL, privacy requirements, Risk Management Framework, security controls, security requirements.

Citation

Pillitteri, V. (2022), Assessing Security and Privacy Controls in Information Systems and Organizations, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-53Ar5, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=933932 (Accessed July 5, 2022)
Created January 25, 2022, Updated February 4, 2022