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SSCP® Systems Security Certified Practitioner All-in-One Exam Guide by Darril Gibson

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Comparing the Classes of Controls

NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53 rev 3 organizes controls into three primary classes: management, technical, and operational, as illustrated in Figure 9-4. Within each of these classes, NIST SP 800-53 further lists 18 different families of controls. Any of the controls can be preventive, detective, and/or corrective, and many are a combination of these different types.

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Figure 9-4 Control classes: management, technical, and operational

Thousands of Controls

NIST SP 800-53 rev 3 (Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations) provides extensive coverage of controls. It includes ...

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