Countermeasures

Countermeasures definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): Actions, devices, procedures, techniques, or other measures that reduce the vulnerability of an information system.
Source(s): FIPS 200 (CNSSI 4009, CNSSI 4009)

Actions, devices, procedures, techniques, or other measures that reduce the vulnerability of an information system. Synonymous with security controls and safeguards.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1, FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-137 (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 (CNSSI 4009)

Synonym(s): Security Controls
The management, operational, and technical controls (i.e., safeguards or countermeasures) prescribed for an information system to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the system and its information.
Source(s): FIPS 200 FIPS 199 CNSSI 4009-2015 NIST SP 800-128 NIST SP 800-137 NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-34 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-39 NIST SP 800-60 Vol 1 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-30 NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 Protective measures used to meet the security requirements specified for IT resources.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-47 The management, operational, and technical controls (e.g., safeguards or countermeasures) prescribed for an information system to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the system and its information.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-65 Rev. 1 A safeguard or countermeasure prescribed for an information system or an organization designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its information and to meet a set of defined security requirements.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 Safeguards
Protective measures prescribed to meet the security requirements (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) specified for an information system. Safeguards may include security features, management constraints, personnel security, and security of physical structures, areas, and devices.
Source(s): FIPS 200 NIST SP 800-137 The protective measures prescribed to meet the security requirements (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) specified for an information system. Safeguards may include security features, management constraints, personnel security, and security of physical structures, areas, and devices. Synonymous with security controls and countermeasures.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 Protective measures prescribed to meet the security objectives (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) specified for an information system. Safeguards may include security features, management controls, personnel security, and security of physical structures, areas, and devices. Synonymous with security controls and countermeasures.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-128 Protective measures prescribed to meet the security requirements (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) specified for an information system. Safeguards may include security features, management constraints, personnel security, and security of physical structures, areas, and devices. Synonymous with security controls and countermeasures.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4

 

reference: CSRC Glossary