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Security Audit Trail

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Data collected and potentially used to facilitate a security audit.
Source(s):
NISTIR 5153 (ISO DIS 10181-2)

  A set of records that collectively provide documentary evidence of processing used to aid in tracing from original transactions forward to related records and reports, and/or backwards from records and reports to their component source transactions.
Source(s):
NISTIR 5153 (DoD 5200.28-STD)