| The application enforces approved authorizations for controlling the flow of information within the system and between interconnected systems in accordance with applicable policy.
Information flow control regulates where information is allowed to travel within an information system and between information systems (as opposed to who is allowed to access the information) and without explicit regard to subsequent accesses to that information.
Specific examples of flow control enforcement can be found in boundary protection devices (e.g., proxies, gateways, guards, encrypted tunnels, firewalls, and routers) employing rule sets or establishing configuration settings restricting information system services, providing a packet-filtering capability based on header information or message-filtering capability based on content (e.g., using key word searches or document characteristics).
Actions to support this requirement include, but are not limited to checking all transferred information for malware, implementing dirty word list searches on transferred information, and applying the same protection measures to metadata (e.g., security attributes) that is applied to the information payload. |