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Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations



Ronald S. Ross


[Superseded by NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 3 (August 2009 w/updates through 8/12/2009):] The objective of NIST SP 800-53 is to provide a set of security controls that can satisfy the breadth and depth of security requirements levied on information systems and organizations and that is consistent with and complementary to other established information security standards. Revision 3 is the first major update since December 2005 and includes significant improvements to the security control catalog. [Supersedes NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 2 (December 2007):]
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-53 Rev 3
Report Number
800-53 Rev 3


common controls, FISMA, managing risk, risk management framework, security control assurance, security control baselines, security controls, security requirements


Ross, R. (2009), Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created August 3, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017