Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

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Actual State


  The observable state or behavior of an assessment object (device, software, person, credential, account, etc.) at the point in time when the collector generates security-related information. In particular, the actual state includes the states or behaviors that might indicate the presence of security defects.
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1