Types of Security Controls

Types of Security Controls:

  1. Preventive: Prevent security violations and enforce various access control mechanisms.
  2. Detective: Detect security violations.
  3. Corrective or recovery: Used to restore systems.
  4. Deterrent: Used to discourage.
  5. Compensating: Used as an alternative control when the intended controls failed.


External resources

  • EC-Council; “Certified Ethical Hacker v10”; EC-Council.
  • “CISA Review Manual, 26th Edition”

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