The organization responsible for producing the original security configuration guidance represented by the checklist.
NIST SP 800-70 Rev. 4 under Authority
Person(s) or established bodies with rights and responsibilities to exert control in an administrative sphere.
Rationale: General definition of a commonly understood term.
CNSSI 4009-2015 under authority
The aggregate of people, procedures, documentation, hardware, and/or software necessary to authorize and enable security-relevant functions.
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Authority