3.13.15: Protect the authenticity of communications sessions

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Authenticity protection includes protecting against man-in-the-middle attacks, session hijacking, and the insertion of false information into communications sessions. This requirement addresses communications protection at the session versus packet level (e.g., sessions in service-oriented architectures providing web-based services) and establishes grounds for confidence at both ends of communications sessions in ongoing identities of other parties and in the validity of information transmitted.

[SP 800-77], [SP 800-95], and [SP 800-113] provide guidance on secure communications sessions.