D.16.3 - Citizen protection
Citizen protection involves all activities performed to protect the general population of the United States from criminal activity.
The following security categorization is recommended for the citizen protection information type:
The confidentiality impact level is the effect of unauthorized disclosure of citizen protection information on the ability of responsible agencies to protect the general population of the United States from criminal activity. In some cases, the criminal activity is terrorist activity intended to cause mass casualties. While the results of unauthorized disclosure of most citizen protection information are unlikely to have a serious adverse effect on agency operations, the exceptions can have catastrophic consequences. Special Factors Affecting Confidentiality Impact Determination: The consequences of unauthorized disclosure of citizen protection information could be severe. If detailed intelligence information regarding a planned terrorist act was disclosed, the terrorists might succeed in countering the protection measures and carry out a devastating attack. The confidentiality impacts associated with information concerning defensive dispositions would be high. While the adverse effects of unauthorized disclosure of some citizen protection information on law enforcement operations, assets, and individuals are limited; the stakes are usually higher. Federal citizen protection activities often seek to protect the public against life-threatening situations or against loss of major assets. Recommended Confidentiality Impact Level: The provisional confidentiality impact level recommended for most citizen protection information is moderate.
The integrity impact level is based on the specific mission and the data supporting that mission, not on the time required to detect the modification or destruction of information. The consequences of unauthorized modification or destruction of citizen protection information may pose a potential threat to public safety particularly if the protective measures are compromised. Special Factors Affecting Integrity Impact Determination: In some cases (e.g., terrorist threats), unauthorized modification or destruction of citizen protection information can result in loss of human life - a high-impact potential. Recommended Integrity Impact Level: The provisional integrity impact level recommended for citizen protection information is moderate.
The availability impact level is based on the specific mission and the data supporting that mission, not on the time required to re-establish access to citizen protection information. Many citizen protection missions are usually tolerant of reasonable delays. Most criminal activity against citizen protection information is not life threatening but can result in serious property loss. Special Factors Affecting Availability Impact Determination: Emergency situations or elevated terrorist threat conditions are not tolerant of delays. Where systems support time-sensitive operations for life-threatening situations, the availability impact level for citizen protection information is high. Recommended Availability Impact Level: In the case of most systems that support delivery of citizen protection services, the provisional availability impact level recommended for citizen protection information is moderate.