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criticality

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  An attribute assigned to an asset that reflects its relative importance or necessity in achieving or contributing to the achievement of stated goals.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded]

  A measure of the degree to which an organization depends on the information or information system for the success of a mission or of a business function.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1)
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Criticality (NIST SP 800-60)
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1 under Criticality
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 2 Rev. 1 under Criticality