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Control Types(Ch 1)

Control Types(Ch 1 - CISSP)

TermDefinition
Administrative Control referred to as "soft controls" examples are: security documentation, risk management, personal security, training
Technical Control referred to as "logical controls" examples are: software or hardware components, firewalls, IDS, IPS,encryption etc
Physical Control put in place to protect facility, personnel or resources examples: Security Guards, Locks, Fencing, Lighting
Control Countermeasure Control put into place to mitigate a potential risk
Exposure An instance of being exposed to losses
Risk The likelihood of a threat source exploiting a vulnerability and the corresponding business impact
Threat Agent An entity that takes advantage of a vulnerability
Threat Any potential danger that is associated with the exploitation of a vulnerability
Vulnerability A weakness: a lack of a safegard
Exploit Instance of compromise
Controls Protective mechanisms to secure vulnerablilities
Secondary Risks Risk event that comes as a result of another risk response
Residual Risk The amount of risk left over after a risk response
Fallback Plan "Plan B"
Workaround Unplanned Response (for unidentified risk or when other responses don't work.)
Attack Tree The branches that are created by each decision point of an attack .
Risk Assessment A method of identifying vulnerabilities and threats and assessing the possible impacts to determine where to implement security controls.
Due Care An organization took all reasonable measures to prevent security breaches and also took steps to mitigate damages caused by successful breaches.
Due Diligence An organization investigated all vulnerabilities. This includes performing audits and assessments to ensure that the organization is protected.
Created by: Dks0512