Security Assurance Requirements, v1.0

This Trustmark Definition defines conformance and assessment criteria for compliance with minimum security requirements for security assurance requirements as related to overall system and services acquisition requirements.
NOTE:If an assessment step references organization-defined elements (E.g. <organization-defined personnel or roles>, <organization-defined frequency>, etc.), corresponding citations/excerpts must be provided to confirm that the organization has established and documented these values and that they apply as referenced in the conformance criteria.

Similarly, if a "Selection" among multiple options (e.g. [Selection (one or more): as needed; ]) is specified, evidence must be provided to establish that the option(s) implemented by the organization have been defined and documented.

The assessment step shall not be marked as satisfied without this evidence.

Assessment Step

1
Security Assurance Requirements (SecurityAssuranceRequirements)
Does the organization include security assurance requirements explicitly or by reference, in the acquisition contract for the information system, system component, or information system service in accordance with applicable laws, orders, directives, policies, regulations, standards, guidelines, and organizational mission/business needs?
Artifact
A1
Provide evidence (e.g. organizational policies, procedures, compliance/assessment reports, etc.) that support the assessor's response to this assessment step.
NOTE:If conformance criteria reference organization-defined elements (e.g. <organization-defined personnel or roles>, <organization-defined frequency>, etc.), these values must be defined and documented by the organization.

Similarly, if the criteria specify a "Selection" among multiple options (e.g. [Selection (one or more): as needed; ]), the option(s) implemented by the organization must also be defined and documented.

Conformance Criteria (1)

C1
The organization must include security assurance requirements explicitly or by reference, in the acquisition contract for the information system, system component, or information system service in accordance with applicable laws, orders, directives, policies, regulations, standards, guidelines, and organizational mission/business needs.
Citation
SP800-53R4
Appendix F, SA-4