Information Security Controls Catalog


The Information Security Control Catalog establishes the minimum standards and controls for university information security in accordance with the state's Information Security Standards for Institutions of Higher Education found in Title 1, Chapter 202, Texas Administrative Code (TAC 202).

The purpose of this Control Catalog is to provide Texas A&M International University information owners and users with specific guidance for implementing security controls conforming to security control standards currently required in the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Security Control Standards Catalog, Version 1.3.

Each control group is organized under its two-letter group identification code and title, and adopts the numbering format of the DIR Security Control Standards Catalog.


The information resource owner or designee (e.g., custodian, user) is responsible for ensuring that the protection measures in the Security Control Catalog are implemented. Based on risk management considerations and business functions, the resource owner may request to exclude certain protection measures provided in a Control. All exclusions must be in accordance with the procedures highlighted in the Information Security Controls Exclusion Process.


Access Control

Awareness and Training

Audit and Accountability

Security Assessment and Authorization

  • CA-2 Security Assessments [pending]

Configuration Management

Contingency Planning

Identification and Authentication

  • IA-1 Identification and Authentication Policy and Procedures [pending]
  • IA-2 Identification and Authentication (Organizational Users) [pending]
  • IA-4 Identifier Management [pending]

Incident Response

Media Protection

  • MP-6 Media Sanitization [pending]

Physical and Environmental Protection


  • PL-2 System Security Plan [pending]

Program Management

  • PM-1 Information Security Program Plan [pending]
  • PM-2 Senior Information Security Officer [pending]
  • PM-3 Information Security Resources [pending]

Personnel Security

  • PS-2 Position Risk Designation [pending]

Risk Assessment

System and Service Acquisition

System and Communication Protection

System and Information Integrity