security controls

What is security control? It’s a technical or administrative safeguard and a counter measures to avoid, counteract or minimize loss or unavailability due to threats acting on their matching vulnerability, i.e., security risk.

The institute United States General Accounting Office or GAO define a Security Control like this „The control environment sets the tone of an organization, influencing the control consciousness of its people. It is the foundation for all other components of internal control, providing discipline and structure. Control environment factors include the integrity, ethical values, and competence of the entity’s people; management’s philosophy and operating style; and the way management assigns authority and organizes and develops its people.”

From this we can say that it’s the administrator’s part to give persons information about the actions that the person takes.

Activity phase controls are classified as follows:
• Preventative controls exist to prevent the threat from coming in contact with the weakness.
• Detective controls exist to identify that the threat has landed in our systems.
• Corrective controls exist to mitigate or lessen the effects of the threat being manifested.

These actions can be minimized by using a security program. Like a Firewalls that are a preventative control. Or using an administrative or personnel corrective controls.

And to Illustration of phase controls there is a table her under.





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By : Alexander I Ólafsson

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