3.4 CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
Apply deny-by-exception (blacklisting) policy to prevent the use of unauthorized software or deny-all permit-by-exception (whitelisting) policy to allow the execution of authorized software.
The process used to identify software programs that are not authorized to execute on systems is commonly referred to as blacklisting. The process used to identify software programs that are authorized to execute on systems is commonly referred to as whitelisting. Whitelisting is the stronger of the two policies for restricting software program execution. In addition to whitelisting organizations consider verifying the integrity of whitelisted software programs using for example cryptographic checksums digital signatures or hash functions. Verification of whitelisted software can occur either prior to execution or at system startup.[SP 800-167] provides guidance on application whitelisting.
What is a Cybersecurity Compliance Framework?
You don’t need to clutter your security and privacy programs with an ever-increasing number of tools as they become more sophisticated. The Lionfish platform offers a one-stop solution to track progress and monitor any framework, from custom-built ones to highly-specialized and in-demand top security and privacy frameworks and certifications.
With the Lionfish platform, every framework is supported with guided scoping, policies, controls, automated evidence collection, and continuous monitoring, ensuring efficient preparation for audits or attestation in minimal time.
The Lionfish platform is compatible with a wide range of security and privacy frameworks, including:
- CMMC v2
- NERC CIP-002 through CIP-014 Revision 6
- NIST 800-171
- NIST 800-172
- PCI (Payment Card Industry Security Standard)
- SOC 2
- NIST 800-53
- NIST SP800-161 Supply Chain Risk Management
- CIS Framework Controls V8