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audit

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Independent review and examination of records and activities to assess the adequacy of system controls, to ensure compliance with established policies and operational procedures.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Audit (CNSSI 4009)

  Independent review and examination of records and activities to assess the adequacy of system controls and ensure compliance with established policies and operational procedures.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  An audit trail, which supports accountability, is required for a NE. Users should be prevented from modifying audit information.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-13 under AUDIT

  Independent review and examination of records and activities to assess the adequacy of system controls, to ensure compliance with established policies and operational procedures, and to recommend necessary changes in controls, policies, or procedures.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32 under Audit (CNSSI 4009)

  The independent examination of records and activities to ensure compliance with established controls, policy, and operational procedures and to recommend any indicated changes in controls, policy, or procedures.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7316 under Audit