On Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:04:50 PM EDT David Rose wrote:
I'm brand-new to compliance because my boss wants to run
on our servers. I have some questions please. I am running an OpenScap on
my CentOS 7 Linux servers, but my boss wants to get compliance against NIST
I run from OpenScap Workbench, 'US Govt Config Baseline (USGCB/STIG) -
Draft Unclassified in Non-Federal Organization(800-171)'. But when I get
the results and give them to my colleague, he says the results are only a
subset of the 800-53. So I'm not really sure what to use to ensure our
system is compliant against the full NIST 800-53..
I will chime in on this but others can answer the other parts of your
question. The 800-53 is a controls catalog. Nothing will ever have them all.
Think of it as a list of good ideas to choose from should you have a need.
So, what you do is define a policy based on a threat model and enable those
controls. Example policies are the STIG, USGCB, OSPP, or many others. They
will always be a subset of the whole catalog. And each will be a little
different because they aim at a different threat model.