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Security Assessment for an enterprise must be incorporated into the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) in order to be a secure, integrated process. Testing of selected security controls ensures that applications meet business requirements, function as planned, and protect associated data securely from attack. A security assessment of the targeted environment identifies vulnerabilities that may cause a security breach and specifies the security controls that mitigate the vulnerabilities. Refer to NIST SP 800-53 rev 4 for identification of the eighteen candidate security control families and associated security controls.

Choose five distinct security control families as specified in SP 800-53 rev 4, click on the chosen familites, and create a spreadsheet that identifies the following criteria for each family:

  • Control ID
  • Control Name
  • Vulnerability

Provide a short paragraph for each family describing the testing procedure that will mitigate the vulnerability.


Family – Identification and Authentication

Control ID – IA-2

Control Name – Identification and Authentication (Organizational Users)

Vulnerability – Illegal user access

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