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Configuration Management Plan - A plan that describes the management controls involved in all changes and updates made to a system that affects security. The plan includes all documentation supporting these changes and updates. This plan is maintained throughout the certification and accreditation process and updated according to system development life cycle activities.

Contingency Plan - A plan developed and maintained by the business manager to ensure continued business operations. The plan is maintained for emergency response, back-up operations, and post-disaster recovery for an IT system, to ensure the availability of critical resources and to facilitate continuity of operations in an emergency situation.

Controls - Controls are policies, procedures, and practices designed to provide a level of assurance that business objectives will be achieved and that undesired events will be prevented or detected and corrected.

Disaster Recovery Plan - A plan that identifies recovery procedures in the event of natural or man-made disasters or catastrophes affecting the availability of a system. This plan is tested annually to ensure the continued effectiveness and adequacy of the plan.

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) - A 2002 act that mandates yearly audits of government IT security efforts to bolster computer and network security.

Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA) - Requires national standards for electronic health care transactions and includes privacy and security provisions to ensure information is used appropriately.

Incident - A violation or imminent threat of violation of computer security policies, acceptable use policies, or standard computer security practices.

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