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Desired State

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  See Desired State Specification.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1

  A defined value, list, or rule (specification) that a) states or b) allows the computation of the state that the organization desires in order to reduce information security risk. Desired state specifications are generally statements of policy.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1 under Desired State Specification