• Requirement

    1. Use software and associated documentation in accordance with contract agreements and copyright laws;
    2. Track the use of software and associated documentation protected by quantity licenses to control copying and distribution; and
    3. Control and document the use of peer-to-peer file sharing technology to ensure that this capability is not used for the unauthorized distribution, display, performance, or reproduction of copyrighted work.
  • Discussion

    Software license tracking can be accomplished by manual or automated methods, depending on organizational needs. Examples of contract agreements include software license agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

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  • Title

    Software Usage Restrictions
  • Family

    Configuration Management
  • NIST 800-53B Baseline(s)

    • Low
    • Moderate
    • High
  • Related NIST 800-53 ID


NIST 800-53A Assessment Guidance

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