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Audit

Acronym(s):

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Definition(s):

  Independent review and examination of records and activities to assess the adequacy of system controls and ensure compliance with established policies and operational procedures.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015

  The procedures performed by an audit administrator to collect, analyze, and summarize the data required in a report to the system administrator regarding the security of the system.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-130

  Independent review and examination of records and activities to assess the adequacy of system controls, to ensure compliance with established policies and operational procedures, and to recommend necessary changes in controls, policies, or procedures.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-32 (CNSSI 4009)

Synonym(s):

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