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Compensating security controls are

[t]he security controls employed in lieu of the recommended controls in the security control baselines described in NIST Special Publication 800-53 and CNSS Instruction 1253 that provide equivalent or comparable protection for an information system or organization.[1]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-53, App. B, Glossary (adapted from CNSSI 4009).

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