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computer security object

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

CSO

Definition(s):

  A resource, tool, or mechanism used to maintain a condition of security in a computerized environment. These objects are defined in terms of attributes they possess, operations they perform or are performed on them, and their relationship with other objects.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under computer security object (FIPS 188)

  Information object used to maintain a condition of security in computerized environments.  Examples are: representations of computer or communications systems resources, security label semantics, modes of operation for cryptographic algorithms, and one-way hashing functions.
Source(s):
NISTIR 5308