Security Control Inheritance

March 5, 2018

Security Control Inheritance

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A situation in which an information system or application receives protection from security controls (or portions of security controls) that are developed, implemented, assessed, authorized, and monitored by entities other than those responsible for the system or application; entities either internal or external to the organization where the system or application resides. See Common Control.
SOURCE: SP 800-37; SP 800-53; SP 800-53A; CNSSI-4009