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assessment object

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

  The item (i.e., specifications, mechanisms, activities, individuals) upon which an assessment method is applied during an assessment.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 1)
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Assessment Object

  The item (specifications, mechanisms, activities, individuals) upon which an assessment method is applied during an assessment.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-137 under Assessment Object (NISTIR 7298)

  See Object, Assessment.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1 under Assessment Object

  Assessment objects identify the specific items being assessed, and as such, can have one or more security defects. Assessment objects include specifications, mechanisms, activities, and individuals which in turn may include, but are not limited to, devices, software products, software executables, credentials, accounts, account-privileges, things to which privileges are granted (including data and physical facilities), etc. See SP 800-53A.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1 under Object, Assessment