Technical Control

Technical Control definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): An automated security control employed by the system.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-123

Synonym(s): Technical Controls
The 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.
Source(s): FIPS 200 NIST SP 800-137 NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 Hardware and software controls used to provide automated protection to the IT system or applications. Technical controls operate within the technical system and applications.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-16 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.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-39 NIST SP 800-30

 

reference: CSRC Glossary