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NIST Special Publication 800-53 Revision 5
Select the appropriate assessor or assessment team for the type of assessment to be conducted; Develop a control assessment plan that describes the scope of the assessment including: Controls and control enhancements under assessment; Assessment procedures to be used to determine control effectiveness; and Assessment environment, assessment team, and assessment roles and responsibilities; Ensure the…
Develop a system-level continuous monitoring strategy and implement continuous monitoring in accordance with the organization-level continuous monitoring strategy that includes: Establishing the following system-level metrics to be monitored: [Assignment: organization-defined system-level metrics]; Establishing [Assignment: organization-defined frequencies] for monitoring and [Assignment: organization-defined frequencies] for assessment of control effectiveness; Ongoing control assessments in accordance with the continuous…
Implement a threat awareness program that includes a cross-organization information-sharing capability for threat intelligence.
Identify and document: Assumptions affecting risk assessments, risk responses, and risk monitoring; Constraints affecting risk assessments, risk responses, and risk monitoring; Priorities and trade-offs considered by the organization for managing risk; and Organizational risk tolerance; Distribute the results of risk framing activities to [Assignment: organization-defined personnel]; and Review and update risk framing considerations [Assignment: organization-defined…
Categorize the system and information it processes, stores, and transmits; Document the security categorization results, including supporting rationale, in the security plan for the system; and Verify that the authorizing official or authorizing official designated representative reviews and approves the security categorization decision.
Conduct a risk assessment, including: Identifying threats to and vulnerabilities in the system; Determining the likelihood and magnitude of harm from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction of the system, the information it processes, stores, or transmits, and any related information; and Determining the likelihood and impact of adverse effects on individuals arising…
NIST Special Publication 800-171 Revision 2
Clearly defined system boundaries are a prerequisite for effective risk assessments. Such risk assessments consider threats, vulnerabilities, likelihood, and impact to organizational operations, organizational assets, and individuals based on the operation and use of organizational systems. Risk assessments also consider risk from external parties (e.g., service providers, contractors operating systems on behalf of the organization,…
Cloud Controls Matrix v4.0
Determine the impact of business disruptions and risks to establish criteria for developing business continuity and operational resilience strategies and capabilities.
Define, implement and evaluate processes, procedures and technical measures to assess the risk to operational continuity versus the risk of the keying material and the information it protects being exposed if control of the keying material is lost, which include provisions for legal and regulatory requirements.
Establish a formal, documented, and leadership-sponsored Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program that includes policies and procedures for identification, evaluation, ownership, treatment, and acceptance of cloud security and privacy risks.
Identify and document high-risk environments.
Use a risk-based model for effective prioritization of vulnerability remediation using an industry recognized framework.
Critical Security Controls Version 8
Develop processes and technical controls to identify, classify, securely handle, retain, and dispose of data.
Develop a plan to continuously assess and track vulnerabilities on all enterprise assets within the enterprise's infrastructure, in order to remediate, and minimize, the window of opportunity for attackers. Monitor public and private industry sources for new threat and vulnerability information.
NIST Special Publication 800-53 Revision 4
The organization implements a threat awareness program that includes a cross-organization information-sharing capability.
The organization: Categorizes information and the information system in accordance with applicable federal laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, standards, and guidance; Documents the security categorization results (including supporting rationale) in the security plan for the information system; and Ensures that the authorizing official or authorizing official designated representative reviews and approves the security categorization…
The organization: Conducts an assessment of risk, including the likelihood and magnitude of harm, from the unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction of the information system and the information it processes, stores, or transmits; Documents risk assessment results in [Selection: security plan; risk assessment report; [Assignment: organization-defined document]]; Reviews risk assessment results [Assignment:…
Cloud Controls Matrix v3.0.1
Physical protection against damage from natural causes and disasters, as well as deliberate attacks, including fire, flood, atmospheric electrical discharge, solar induced geomagnetic storm, wind, earthquake, tsunami, explosion, nuclear accident, volcanic activity, biological hazard, civil unrest, mudslide, tectonic activity, and other forms of natural or man-made disaster shall be anticipated, designed, and have countermeasures applied.
There shall be a defined and documented method for determining the impact of any disruption to the organization (cloud provider, cloud consumer) that must incorporate the following: Identify critical products and services Identify all dependencies, including processes, applications, business partners, and third party service providers Understand threats to critical products and services Determine impacts resulting…
All data shall be designated with stewardship, with assigned responsibilities defined, documented, and communicated.
Risk assessments associated with data governance requirements shall be conducted at planned intervals and shall consider the following: Awareness of where sensitive data is stored and transmitted across applications, databases, servers, and network infrastructure Compliance with defined retention periods and end-of-life disposal requirements Data classification and protection from unauthorized use, access, loss, destruction, and falsification
Aligned with the enterprise-wide framework, formal risk assessments shall be performed at least annually or at planned intervals, (and in conjunction with any changes to information systems) to determine the likelihood and impact of all identified risks using qualitative and quantitative methods. The likelihood and impact associated with inherent and residual risk shall be determined…
Providers shall review the risk management and governance processes of their partners so that practices are consistent and aligned to account for risks inherited from other members of that partner’s cloud supply chain.
Critical Security Controls Version 7.1
Continuously acquire, assess, and take action on new information in order to identify vulnerabilities, remediate, and minimize the window of opportunity for attackers.