Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations
Ronald S. Ross
This publication provides a catalog of security and privacy controls for information systems and organizations to protect organizational operations and assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation from a diverse set of threats and risks, including hostile attacks, human errors, natural disasters, structural failures, foreign intelligence entities, and privacy risks. The controls are flexible and customizable and implemented as part of an organization-wide process to manage risk. The controls address diverse requirements derived from mission and business needs, laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines. Finally, the consolidated control catalog addresses security and privacy from a functionality perspective (i.e., the strength of functions and mechanisms provided by the controls) and an assurance perspective (i.e., the measure of confidence in the security or privacy capability provided by the controls). Addressing both functionality and assurance helps to ensure that information technology products and the systems that rely on those products are sufficiently trustworthy.
Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-53r5
(Accessed March 28, 2023)