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SP 800-53 Rev. 5

Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations

Date Published: September 2020 (includes updates as of Dec. 10, 2020)

Supersedes: SP 800-53 Rev. 5 (09/23/2020)

Planning Note (1/22/2021):

See the Errata (beginning on p. xvii) for a list of updates to the original publication.

New supplemental materials are also available:

  • Control Catalog Spreadsheet (NEW)
    The entire security and privacy control catalog in spreadsheet format. Note: For a spreadsheet of control baselines, see the SP 800-53B details.
  • Analysis of updates between 800-53 Rev. 5 and Rev. 4 (Updated 1/22/21)
    Describes the changes to each control and control enhancement, provides a brief summary of the changes, and includes an assessment of the significance of the changes.  Note that this comparison was authored by The MITRE Corporation for the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and is being shared with permission by DNI.
  • Mapping of Appendix J Privacy Controls (Rev. 4) to Rev. 5
    Supports organizations using the privacy controls in Appendix J of SP 800-53 Rev. 4 that are transitioning to the integrated control catalog in Rev. 5.
  • Mappings between 800-53 Rev. 5 and other frameworks and standards (NIST Cybersecurity Framework and NIST Privacy Framework; ISO/IEC 27001 [updated 1/22/21])
    The mappings provide organizations a general indication of SP 800-53 control coverage with respect to other frameworks and standards. When leveraging the mappings, it is important to consider the intended scope of each publication and how each publication is used; organizations should not assume equivalency based solely on the mapping tables because mappings are not always one-to-one and there is a degree of subjectivity in the mapping analysis.

Also available:

  • Security and Privacy Control Collaboration Index Template (Excel & Word)
    The collaboration index template supports information security and privacy program collaboration to help ensure that the objectives of both disciplines are met and that risks are appropriately managed. It is an optional tool for information security and privacy programs to identify the degree of collaboration needed between security and privacy programs with respect to the selection and/or implementation of controls in Rev. 5.
  • OSCAL version of 800-53 Rev. 5 controls
    Rev. 5 controls are provided using the Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL); currently available in JSON, XML, and YAML.


Joint Task Force



assurance; availability; computer security; confidentiality; control; cybersecurity; FISMA; information security; information system; integrity; personally identifiable information; Privacy Act; privacy controls; privacy functions; privacy requirements; Risk Management Framework; security controls; security functions; security requirements; system; system security
Control Families

Access Control; Audit and Accountability; Awareness and Training; Configuration Management; Contingency Planning; Assessment, Authorization and Monitoring; Identification and Authentication; Incident Response; Maintenance; Media Protection; Personnel Security; Physical and Environmental Protection; Planning; Risk Assessment; System and Services Acquisition; System and Information Integrity; System and Communications Protection; Program Management; PII Processing and Transparency; Supply Chain Risk Management