SR-9: Tamper Resistance and Detection

CSF v1.1 References:

Threats Addressed:


  • Low


  • Moderate


  • High
  • Privacy


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Control is new to this version of the control set and incorporates the following control from the previous version: SA-18: Tamper Resistance And Detection.

Control Statement

Implement a tamper protection program for the system, system component, or system service.

Supplemental Guidance

Anti-tamper technologies, tools, and techniques provide a level of protection for systems, system components, and services against many threats, including reverse engineering, modification, and substitution. Strong identification combined with tamper resistance and/or tamper detection is essential to protecting systems and components during distribution and when in use.

Control Enhancements