System and communications protection

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SC-1 System And Communications Protection Policy And Procedures

Description

The organization:

  1. Develops, documents, and disseminates to [Assignment: organization-defined personnel or roles]:
    1. A system and communications protection policy that addresses purpose, scope, roles, responsibilities, management commitment, coordination among organizational entities, and compliance; and
    2. Procedures to facilitate the implementation of the system and communications protection policy and associated system and communications protection controls; and
  2. Reviews and updates the current:
    1. System and communications protection policy [Assignment: organization-defined frequency]; and
    2. System and communications protection procedures [Assignment: organization-defined frequency].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-2 Application Partitioning

Description

The information system separates user functionality (including user interface services) from information system management functionality.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Docker system

Component Implementation Status(es) Control Origin(s)
Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) none
Docker EE system
Universal Control Plane (UCP) none
Docker EE system

Implementation Details

Docker Trusted Registry is made up of a number of backend services that provide for both user functionality (including user interface services) and system management functionality. Each of these services operates independently of one another. Additional information can be found at the following resources:
Universal Control Plane is made up of a number of backend services that provide for both user functionality (including user interface services) and system management functionality. Each of these services operates independently of one another. Additional information can be found at the following resources:

SC-2 (1) Interfaces For Non-Privileged Users

Description

The information system prevents the presentation of information system management-related functionality at an interface for non-privileged users.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-3 Security Function Isolation

Description

The information system isolates security functions from nonsecurity functions.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-3 (1) Hardware Separation

Description

The information system utilizes underlying hardware separation mechanisms to implement security function isolation.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-3 (2) Access / Flow Control Functions

Description

The information system isolates security functions enforcing access and information flow control from nonsecurity functions and from other security functions.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-3 (3) Minimize Nonsecurity Functionality

Description

The organization minimizes the number of nonsecurity functions included within the isolation boundary containing security functions.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-3 (4) Module Coupling And Cohesiveness

Description

The organization implements security functions as largely independent modules that maximize internal cohesiveness within modules and minimize coupling between modules.

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Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-3 (5) Layered Structures

Description

The organization implements security functions as a layered structure minimizing interactions between layers of the design and avoiding any dependence by lower layers on the functionality or correctness of higher layers.

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Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-4 Information In Shared Resources

Description

The information system prevents unauthorized and unintended information transfer via shared system resources.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-4 (2) Periods Processing

Description

The information system prevents unauthorized information transfer via shared resources in accordance with [Assignment: organization-defined procedures] when system processing explicitly switches between different information classification levels or security categories.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-5 Denial Of Service Protection

Description

The information system protects against or limits the effects of the following types of denial of service attacks: [Assignment: organization-defined types of denial of service attacks or references to sources for such information] by employing [Assignment: organization-defined security safeguards].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-5 (1) Restrict Internal Users

Description

The information system restricts the ability of individuals to launch [Assignment: organization-defined denial of service attacks] against other information systems.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-5 (2) Excess Capacity / Bandwidth / Redundancy

Description

The information system manages excess capacity, bandwidth, or other redundancy to limit the effects of information flooding denial of service attacks.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-5 (3) Detection / Monitoring

Description

The organization:

  1. Employs [Assignment: organization-defined monitoring tools] to detect indicators of denial of service attacks against the information system; and
  2. Monitors [Assignment: organization-defined information system resources] to determine if sufficient resources exist to prevent effective denial of service attacks.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-6 Resource Availability

Description

The information system protects the availability of resources by allocating [Assignment: organization-defined resources] by [Selection (one or more); priority; quota; [Assignment: organization-defined security safeguards]].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 Boundary Protection

Description

The information system:

  1. Monitors and controls communications at the external boundary of the system and at key internal boundaries within the system;
  2. Implements subnetworks for publicly accessible system components that are [Selection: physically; logically] separated from internal organizational networks; and
  3. Connects to external networks or information systems only through managed interfaces consisting of boundary protection devices arranged in accordance with an organizational security architecture.

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Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (3) Access Points

Description

The organization limits the number of external network connections to the information system.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (4) External Telecommunications Services

Description

The organization:

  1. Implements a managed interface for each external telecommunication service;
  2. Establishes a traffic flow policy for each managed interface;
  3. Protects the confidentiality and integrity of the information being transmitted across each interface;
  4. Documents each exception to the traffic flow policy with a supporting mission/business need and duration of that need; and
  5. Reviews exceptions to the traffic flow policy [Assignment: organization-defined frequency] and removes exceptions that are no longer supported by an explicit mission/business need.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (5) Deny By Default / Allow By Exception

Description

The information system at managed interfaces denies network communications traffic by default and allows network communications traffic by exception (i.e., deny all, permit by exception).

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (7) Prevent Split Tunneling For Remote Devices

Description

The information system, in conjunction with a remote device, prevents the device from simultaneously establishing non-remote connections with the system and communicating via some other connection to resources in external networks.

Control Information

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SC-7 (8) Route Traffic To Authenticated Proxy Servers

Description

The information system routes [Assignment: organization-defined internal communications traffic] to [Assignment: organization-defined external networks] through authenticated proxy servers at managed interfaces.

Control Information

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SC-7 (9) Restrict Threatening Outgoing Communications Traffic

Description

The information system:

  1. Detects and denies outgoing communications traffic posing a threat to external information systems; and
  2. Audits the identity of internal users associated with denied communications.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (10) Prevent Unauthorized Exfiltration

Description

The organization prevents the unauthorized exfiltration of information across managed interfaces.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (11) Restrict Incoming Communications Traffic

Description

The information system only allows incoming communications from [Assignment: organization-defined authorized sources] to be routed to [Assignment: organization-defined authorized destinations].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (12) Host-Based Protection

Description

The organization implements [Assignment: organization-defined host-based boundary protection mechanisms] at [Assignment: organization-defined information system components].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (13) Isolation Of Security Tools / Mechanisms / Support Components

Description

The organization isolates [Assignment: organization-defined information security tools, mechanisms, and support components] from other internal information system components by implementing physically separate subnetworks with managed interfaces to other components of the system.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (14) Protects Against Unauthorized Physical Connections

Description

The organization protects against unauthorized physical connections at [Assignment: organization-defined managed interfaces].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (15) Route Privileged Network Accesses

Description

The information system routes all networked, privileged accesses through a dedicated, managed interface for purposes of access control and auditing.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (16) Prevent Discovery Of Components / Devices

Description

The information system prevents discovery of specific system components composing a managed interface.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (17) Automated Enforcement Of Protocol Formats

Description

The information system enforces adherence to protocol formats.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (18) Fail Secure

Description

The information system fails securely in the event of an operational failure of a boundary protection device.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (19) Blocks Communication From Non-Organizationally Configured Hosts

Description

The information system blocks both inbound and outbound communications traffic between [Assignment: organization-defined communication clients] that are independently configured by end users and external service providers.

Control Information

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SC-7 (20) Dynamic Isolation / Segregation

Description

The information system provides the capability to dynamically isolate/segregate [Assignment: organization-defined information system components] from other components of the system.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Docker system

Component Implementation Status(es) Control Origin(s)
Docker Enterprise Edition Engine none
Docker EE system

Implementation Details

Docker Enterprise Edition is designed to run application containers whose content can be nonely isolated/segregated from other application containers within the same node/cluster. This is accomplished by way of Linux kernel primitives and various security profiles that can be applied to the underlying host OS. Additional information can be found at the following resources:

SC-7 (21) Isolation Of Information System Components

Description

The organization employs boundary protection mechanisms to separate [Assignment: organization-defined information system components] supporting [Assignment: organization-defined missions and/or business functions].

Control Information

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SC-7 (22) Separate Subnets For Connecting To Different Security Domains

Description

The information system implements separate network addresses (i.e., different subnets) to connect to systems in different security domains.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-7 (23) Disable Sender Feedback On Protocol Validation Failure

Description

The information system disables feedback to senders on protocol format validation failure.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-8 Transmission Confidentiality And Integrity

Description

The information system protects the [Selection (one or more): confidentiality; integrity] of transmitted information.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-8 (1) Cryptographic Or Alternate Physical Protection

Description

The information system implements cryptographic mechanisms to [Selection (one or more): prevent unauthorized disclosure of information; detect changes to information] during transmission unless otherwise protected by [Assignment: organization-defined alternative physical safeguards].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-8 (2) Pre / Post Transmission Handling

Description

The information system maintains the [Selection (one or more): confidentiality; integrity] of information during preparation for transmission and during reception.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-8 (3) Cryptographic Protection For Message Externals

Description

The information system implements cryptographic mechanisms to protect message externals unless otherwise protected by [Assignment: organization-defined alternative physical safeguards].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-8 (4) Conceal / Randomize Communications

Description

The information system implements cryptographic mechanisms to conceal or randomize communication patterns unless otherwise protected by [Assignment: organization-defined alternative physical safeguards].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-10 Network Disconnect

Description

The information system terminates the network connection associated with a communications session at the end of the session or after [Assignment: organization-defined time period] of inactivity.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-11 Trusted Path

Description

The information system establishes a trusted communications path between the user and the following security functions of the system: [Assignment: organization-defined security functions to include at a minimum, information system authentication and re-authentication].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-11 (1) Logical Isolation

Description

The information system provides a trusted communications path that is logically isolated and distinguishable from other paths.

Control Information

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SC-12 Cryptographic Key Establishment And Management

Description

The organization establishes and manages cryptographic keys for required cryptography employed within the information system in accordance with [Assignment: organization-defined requirements for key generation, distribution, storage, access, and destruction].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-12 (1) Availability

Description

The organization maintains availability of information in the event of the loss of cryptographic keys by users.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-12 (2) Symmetric Keys

Description

The organization produces, controls, and distributes symmetric cryptographic keys using [Selection: NIST FIPS-compliant; NSA-approved] key management technology and processes.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Docker system

Component Implementation Status(es) Control Origin(s)
Docker Enterprise Edition Engine none
service provider hybrid

Implementation Details

Docker Enterprise Edition can be installed on the following operating systems: CentOS 7.1+, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0+, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS+, SUSE Linux Enterprise 12+ and Windows Server 2016+. In order to meet the requirements of this control, reference the chosen operating system's documentation to ensure it is configured in FIPS mode.

SC-12 (3) Asymmetric Keys

Description

The organization produces, controls, and distributes asymmetric cryptographic keys using [Selection: NSA-approved key management technology and processes; approved PKI Class 3 certificates or prepositioned keying material; approved PKI Class 3 or Class 4 certificates and hardware security tokens that protect the user�s private key].

Control Information

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SC-13 Cryptographic Protection

Description

The information system implements [Assignment: organization-defined cryptographic uses and type of cryptography required for each use] in accordance with applicable federal laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, and standards.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Docker system

Component Implementation Status(es) Control Origin(s)
Docker Enterprise Edition Engine none
service provider hybrid

Implementation Details

Docker Enterprise Edition can be installed on the following operating systems: CentOS 7.1+, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0+, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS+, SUSE Linux Enterprise 12+ and Windows Server 2016+. In order to meet the requirements of this control, reference the chosen operating system's documentation to ensure it is configured in FIPS mode.

SC-15 Collaborative Computing Devices

Description

The information system:

  1. Prohibits remote activation of collaborative computing devices with the following exceptions: [Assignment: organization-defined exceptions where remote activation is to be allowed]; and
  2. Provides an explicit indication of use to users physically present at the devices.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-15 (1) Physical Disconnect

Description

The information system provides physical disconnect of collaborative computing devices in a manner that supports ease of use.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-15 (3) Disabling / Removal In Secure Work Areas

Description

The organization disables or removes collaborative computing devices from [Assignment: organization-defined information systems or information system components] in [Assignment: organization-defined secure work areas].

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SC-15 (4) Explicitly Indicate Current Participants

Description

The information system provides an explicit indication of current participants in [Assignment: organization-defined online meetings and teleconferences].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-16 Transmission Of Security Attributes

Description

The information system associates [Assignment: organization-defined security attributes] with information exchanged between information systems and between system components.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-16 (1) Integrity Validation

Description

The information system validates the integrity of transmitted security attributes.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-17 Public Key Infrastructure Certificates

Description

The organization issues public key certificates under an [Assignment: organization-defined certificate policy] or obtains public key certificates from an approved service provider.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-18 Mobile Code

Description

The organization:

  1. Defines acceptable and unacceptable mobile code and mobile code technologies;
  2. Establishes usage restrictions and implementation guidance for acceptable mobile code and mobile code technologies; and
  3. Authorizes, monitors, and controls the use of mobile code within the information system.

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SC-18 (1) Identify Unacceptable Code / Take Corrective Actions

Description

The information system identifies [Assignment: organization-defined unacceptable mobile code] and takes [Assignment: organization-defined corrective actions].

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SC-18 (2) Acquisition / Development / Use

Description

The organization ensures that the acquisition, development, and use of mobile code to be deployed in the information system meets [Assignment: organization-defined mobile code requirements].

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SC-18 (3) Prevent Downloading / Execution

Description

The information system prevents the download and execution of [Assignment: organization-defined unacceptable mobile code].

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Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-18 (4) Prevent Automatic Execution

Description

The information system prevents the automatic execution of mobile code in [Assignment: organization-defined software applications] and enforces [Assignment: organization-defined actions] prior to executing the code.

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SC-18 (5) Allow Execution Only In Confined Environments

Description

The organization allows execution of permitted mobile code only in confined virtual machine environments.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-19 Voice Over Internet Protocol

Description

The organization:

  1. Establishes usage restrictions and implementation guidance for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies based on the potential to cause damage to the information system if used maliciously; and
  2. Authorizes, monitors, and controls the use of VoIP within the information system.

Control Information

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SC-20 Secure Name / Address Resolution Service (Authoritative Source)

Description

The information system:

  1. Provides additional data origin authentication and integrity verification artifacts along with the authoritative name resolution data the system returns in response to external name/address resolution queries; and
  2. Provides the means to indicate the security status of child zones and (if the child supports secure resolution services) to enable verification of a chain of trust among parent and child domains, when operating as part of a distributed, hierarchical namespace.

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SC-20 (2) Data Origin / Integrity

Description

The information system provides data origin and integrity protection artifacts for internal name/address resolution queries.

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SC-21 Secure Name / Address Resolution Service (Recursive Or Caching Resolver)

Description

The information system requests and performs data origin authentication and data integrity verification on the name/address resolution responses the system receives from authoritative sources.

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SC-22 Architecture And Provisioning For Name / Address Resolution Service

Description

The information systems that collectively provide name/address resolution service for an organization are fault-tolerant and implement internal/external role separation.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-23 Session Authenticity

Description

The information system protects the authenticity of communications sessions.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Docker system

Component Implementation Status(es) Control Origin(s)
Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) none
Docker EE system
Docker Enterprise Edition Engine none
Docker EE system
Universal Control Plane (UCP) none
Docker EE system

Implementation Details

All remote access sessions to Docker Trusted Registry are protected with Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 with the AES GCM cipher. This is included at both the HTTPS application layer for access to the DTR user interface and for command-line based connections to the registry. In addition to this, all communication to DTR is enforced by way of two-way mutual TLS authentication.
All remote access sessions to Docker Enterprise Edition are protected with Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 with the AES GCM cipher. In addition to this, all communication to and between Docker Enterprise Editions is enforced by way of two-way mutual TLS authentication.
All remote access sessions to Universal Control Plane are protected with Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 with the AES GCM cipher. This is included at both the HTTPS application layer for access to the UCP user interface and for command-line based connections to the cluster. In addition to this, all communication to UCP is enforced by way of two-way mutual TLS authentication.

SC-23 (1) Invalidate Session Identifiers At Logout

Description

The information system invalidates session identifiers upon user logout or other session termination.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Docker system

Component Implementation Status(es) Control Origin(s)
Authentication and Authorization Service (eNZi) none
Docker EE system

Implementation Details

Docker Enterprise Edition invalidates session identifiers upon user logout per the requirements of this control.

SC-23 (3) Unique Session Identifiers With Randomization

Description

The information system generates a unique session identifier for each session with [Assignment: organization-defined randomness requirements] and recognizes only session identifiers that are system-generated.

Control Information

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SC-23 (5) Allowed Certificate Authorities

Description

The information system only allows the use of [Assignment: organization-defined certificate authorities] for verification of the establishment of protected sessions.

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SC-24 Fail In Known State

Description

The information system fails to a [Assignment: organization-defined known-state] for [Assignment: organization-defined types of failures] preserving [Assignment: organization-defined system state information] in failure.

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SC-25 Thin Nodes

Description

The organization employs [Assignment: organization-defined information system components] with minimal functionality and information storage.

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SC-26 Honeypots

Description

The information system includes components specifically designed to be the target of malicious attacks for the purpose of detecting, deflecting, and analyzing such attacks.

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SC-27 Platform-Independent Applications

Description

The information system includes: [Assignment: organization-defined platform-independent applications].

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SC-28 Protection Of Information At Rest

Description

The information system protects the [Selection (one or more): confidentiality; integrity] of [Assignment: organization-defined information at rest].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Docker system

Component Implementation Status(es) Control Origin(s)
Docker Enterprise Edition Engine none
Docker EE system

Implementation Details

All remote access sessions to Docker Enterprise Edition are protected with Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 with the AES GCM cipher. In addition to this, all communication to/from and between Docker Enterprise Edition nodes is enforced by way of two-way mutual TLS authentication. All Swarm Mode manager nodes in a Docker Enterprise Edition cluster store state metadata and user secrets encrypted at rest using the AES GCM cipher.

SC-28 (1) Cryptographic Protection

Description

The information system implements cryptographic mechanisms to prevent unauthorized disclosure and modification of [Assignment: organization-defined information] on [Assignment: organization-defined information system components].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Docker system

Component Implementation Status(es) Control Origin(s)
Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) none
Docker EE system
Docker Enterprise Edition Engine none
Docker EE system
Universal Control Plane (UCP) none
Docker EE system

Implementation Details

All remote access sessions to Docker Trusted Registry are protected with Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 with the AES GCM cipher. This is included at both the HTTPS application layer for access to the DTR user interface and for command-line based connections to the registry. In addition to this, all communication to DTR is enforced by way of two-way mutual TLS authentication.
All remote access sessions to Docker Enterprise Edition are protected with Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 with the AES GCM cipher. In addition to this, all communication to and between Docker Enterprise Editions is enforced by way of two-way mutual TLS authentication.
All remote access sessions to Universal Control Plane are protected with Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 with the AES GCM cipher. This is included at both the HTTPS application layer for access to the UCP user interface and for command-line based connections to the cluster. In addition to this, all communication to UCP is enforced by way of two-way mutual TLS authentication.

SC-28 (2) Off-Line Storage

Description

The organization removes from online storage and stores off-line in a secure location [Assignment: organization-defined information].

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-29 Heterogeneity

Description

The organization employs a diverse set of information technologies for [Assignment: organization-defined information system components] in the implementation of the information system.

Control Information

Responsible role(s) - Organization

SC-29 (1) Virtualization Techniques

Description

The organization employs virtualization techniques to support the deployment of a diversity of operating systems and applications that are changed [Assignment: organization-defined frequency].

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SC-30 Concealment And Misdirection

Description

The organization employs [Assignment: organization-defined concealment and misdirection techniques] for [Assignment: organization-defined information systems] at [Assignment: organization-defined time periods] to confuse and mislead adversaries.

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SC-30 (2) Randomness

Description

The organization employs [Assignment: organization-defined techniques] to introduce randomness into organizational operations and assets.

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SC-30 (3) Change Processing / Storage Locations

Description

The organization changes the location of [Assignment: organization-defined processing and/or storage] [Selection: [Assignment: organization-defined time frequency]; at random time intervals]].

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SC-30 (4) Misleading Information

Description

The organization employs realistic, but misleading information in [Assignment: organization-defined information system components] with regard to its security state or posture.

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SC-30 (5) Concealment Of System Components

Description

The organization employs [Assignment: organization-defined techniques] to hide or conceal [Assignment: organization-defined information system components].

Control Information

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SC-31 Covert Channel Analysis

Description

The organization:

  1. Performs a covert channel analysis to identify those aspects of communications within the information system that are potential avenues for covert [Selection (one or more): storage; timing] channels; and
  2. Estimates the maximum bandwidth of those channels.

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SC-31 (1) Test Covert Channels For Exploitability

Description

The organization tests a subset of the identified covert channels to determine which channels are exploitable.

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SC-31 (2) Maximum Bandwidth

Description

The organization reduces the maximum bandwidth for identified covert [Selection (one or more); storage; timing] channels to [Assignment: organization-defined values].

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SC-31 (3) Measure Bandwidth In Operational Environments

Description

The organization measures the bandwidth of [Assignment: organization-defined subset of identified covert channels] in the operational environment of the information system.

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SC-32 Information System Partitioning

Description

The organization partitions the information system into [Assignment: organization-defined information system components] residing in separate physical domains or environments based on [Assignment: organization-defined circumstances for physical separation of components].

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SC-34 Non-Modifiable Executable Programs

Description

The information system at [Assignment: organization-defined information system components]:

  1. Loads and executes the operating environment from hardware-enforced, read-only media; and
  2. Loads and executes [Assignment: organization-defined applications] from hardware-enforced, read-only media.

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SC-34 (1) No Writable Storage

Description

The organization employs [Assignment: organization-defined information system components] with no writeable storage that is persistent across component restart or power on/off.

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SC-34 (2) Integrity Protection / Read-Only Media

Description

The organization protects the integrity of information prior to storage on read-only media and controls the media after such information has been recorded onto the media.

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SC-34 (3) Hardware-Based Protection

Description

The organization:

  1. Employs hardware-based, write-protect for [Assignment: organization-defined information system firmware components]; and
  2. Implements specific procedures for [Assignment: organization-defined authorized individuals] to manually disable hardware write-protect for firmware modifications and re-enable the write-protect prior to returning to operational mode.

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SC-35 Honeyclients

Description

The information system includes components that proactively seek to identify malicious websites and/or web-based malicious code.

Control Information

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SC-36 Distributed Processing And Storage

Description

The organization distributes [Assignment: organization-defined processing and storage] across multiple physical locations.

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SC-36 (1) Polling Techniques

Description

The organization employs polling techniques to identify potential faults, errors, or compromises to [Assignment: organization-defined distributed processing and storage components].

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SC-37 Out-Of-Band Channels

Description

The organization employs [Assignment: organization-defined out-of-band channels] for the physical delivery or electronic transmission of [Assignment: organization-defined information, information system components, or devices] to [Assignment: organization-defined individuals or information systems].

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SC-37 (1) Ensure Delivery / Transmission

Description

The organization employs [Assignment: organization-defined security safeguards] to ensure that only [Assignment: organization-defined individuals or information systems] receive the [Assignment: organization-defined information, information system components, or devices].

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SC-38 Operations Security

Description

The organization employs [Assignment: organization-defined operations security safeguards] to protect key organizational information throughout the system development life cycle.

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SC-39 Process Isolation

Description

The information system maintains a separate execution domain for each executing process.

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SC-39 (1) Hardware Separation

Description

The information system implements underlying hardware separation mechanisms to facilitate process separation.

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SC-39 (2) Thread Isolation

Description

The information system maintains a separate execution domain for each thread in [Assignment: organization-defined multi-threaded processing].

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Responsible role(s) - Organization

Description

The information system protects external and internal [Assignment: organization-defined wireless links] from [Assignment: organization-defined types of signal parameter attacks or references to sources for such attacks].

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SC-40 (1) Electromagnetic Interference

Description

The information system implements cryptographic mechanisms that achieve [Assignment: organization-defined level of protection] against the effects of intentional electromagnetic interference.

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SC-40 (2) Reduce Detection Potential

Description

The information system implements cryptographic mechanisms to reduce the detection potential of wireless links to [Assignment: organization-defined level of reduction].

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SC-40 (3) Imitative Or Manipulative Communications Deception

Description

The information system implements cryptographic mechanisms to identify and reject wireless transmissions that are deliberate attempts to achieve imitative or manipulative communications deception based on signal parameters.

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SC-40 (4) Signal Parameter Identification

Description

The information system implements cryptographic mechanisms to prevent the identification of [Assignment: organization-defined wireless transmitters] by using the transmitter signal parameters.

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SC-41 Port And I/O Device Access

Description

The organization physically disables or removes [Assignment: organization-defined connection ports or input/output devices] on [Assignment: organization-defined information systems or information system components].

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SC-42 Sensor Capability And Data

Description

The information system:

  1. Prohibits the remote activation of environmental sensing capabilities with the following exceptions: [Assignment: organization-defined exceptions where remote activation of sensors is allowed]; and
  2. Provides an explicit indication of sensor use to [Assignment: organization-defined class of users].

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SC-42 (1) Reporting To Authorized Individuals Or Roles

Description

The organization ensures that the information system is configured so that data or information collected by the [Assignment: organization-defined sensors] is only reported to authorized individuals or roles.

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SC-42 (2) Authorized Use

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The organization employs the following measures: [Assignment: organization-defined measures], so that data or information collected by [Assignment: organization-defined sensors] is only used for authorized purposes.

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SC-42 (3) Prohibit Use Of Devices

Description

The organization prohibits the use of devices possessing [Assignment: organization-defined environmental sensing capabilities] in [Assignment: organization-defined facilities, areas, or systems].

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SC-43 Usage Restrictions

Description

The organization:

  1. Establishes usage restrictions and implementation guidance for [Assignment: organization-defined information system components] based on the potential to cause damage to the information system if used maliciously; and
  2. Authorizes, monitors, and controls the use of such components within the information system.

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SC-44 Detonation Chambers

Description

The organization employs a detonation chamber capability within [Assignment: organization-defined information system, system component, or location].

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standards, compliance, security, 800-53, System and communications protection