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critical software

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  Any software that has, or has direct software dependencies upon, one or more components with at least one of these attributes: · is designed to run with elevated privilege or manage privileges; · has direct or privileged access to networking or computing resources; · is designed to control access to data or operational technology; · performs a function critical to trust; or, · operates outside of normal trust boundaries with privileged access.
Critical Software Definition (for EO 14028) under EO-critical software