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SC

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Security Category
System and Communications Protection
System and Communications Protection (NIST SP 800-53 security control family)

Definition(s):

  The characterization of information or an information system based on an assessment of the potential impact that a loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of such information or information system would have on organizational operations, organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Security Category (FIPS 199 - Adapted, CNSSI 4009)

  The characterization of information or an information system based on an assessment of the potential impact that a loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of such information or information system would have on organizational operations, organizational assets, or individuals.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Security Category (FIPS 199)

  The characterization of information or an information system based on an assessment of the potential impact that a loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of such information or information system would have on organizational operations, organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, or the Nation.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1 under Security Category (FIPS 199 - Adapted)
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 2 Rev. 1 under Security Category (FIPS 199 - Adapted)