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control inheritance

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A situation in which a system or application receives protection from controls (or portions of controls) that are developed, implemented, assessed, authorized, and monitored by entities other than those responsible for the system or application; entities either internal or external to the organization where the system or application resides.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2