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assessment method

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A focused activity or action employed by an Assessor for evaluating a particular issuer control.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-79-2 under Assessment Method

  One of three types of actions (i.e., examine, interview, test) taken by assessors in obtaining evidence during an assessment.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 1)
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Assessment Method

  One of three types of actions (examine, interview, test) taken by assessors in obtaining evidence during an assessment.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-137 under Assessment Method (NISTIR 7298)