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Definitions Edit

Technical controls

[are] [t]he security controls (i.e., safeguards or countermeasures) for an information system that are primarily implemented and executed by the information system through mechanisms contained in the hardware, software, or firmware components of the system.[1]
consist of hardware and software controls used to provide automated protection to the system or applications. Technical controls operate within the technical system and applications.[2]

Overview Edit

"Technical security control families include identification and authentication, access control, audit and accountability, and system and communications protection."[3]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-53; NIST, FIPS 200.
  2. DM3595-001, at 28.
  3. Tax Information Security Guidelines For Federal, State and Local Agencies, at 157.

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