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authority

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  The organization responsible for producing the original security configuration guidance represented by the checklist.
Source(s):
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.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under authority

  The aggregate of people, procedures, documentation, hardware, and/or software necessary to authorize and enable security-relevant functions.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Authority