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Glossary definition: NIST SP 800-53 Minimum/Base Controls

NIST Sp 800-53: Minimum Security Controls

NIST SP 800-53 Minimum/Base Controls are a set of security controls established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help organizations protect their information systems. These controls are designed to protect systems from unauthorized access, misuse, modification, and destruction of information. The controls are grouped into three categories: Basic, Derived, and Hybrid. Basic controls are the most basic and foundational controls that should be implemented in any system, while Derived and Hybrid controls are more advanced and tailored to the specific system. The controls cover areas such as access control, authentication, encryption, logging and monitoring, system and communications protection, and incident response. NIST SP 800-53 Minimum/Base Controls are essential for organizations to ensure the security and privacy of their information systems.