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Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations

Published

Author(s)

Ronald S. Ross, Victoria Y. Pillitteri

Abstract

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 from an assurance perspective (i.e., the measure of confidence in the security or privacy capability provided by the controls). Addressing functionality and assurance helps to ensure that information technology products and the systems that rely on those products are sufficiently trustworthy.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-53rev5
Report Number
800-53rev5

Keywords

Assurance, availability, computer security, confidentiality, control, cybersecurity, FISMA, information security, information system, integrity, personally identifiable information, Privacy Act, privacy controls, privacy functions, privacy requirements, Risk Management Framework, security controls, security functions, security requirements, system, system security

Citation

Ross, R. and Pillitteri, V. (2020), 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 September 27, 2021)
Created December 9, 2020, Updated December 11, 2020