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data asset

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  1. Any entity that is comprised of data. For example, a database is a data asset that is comprised of data records. A data asset may be a system or application output file, database, document, or web page. A data asset also includes a service that may be provided to access data from an application. For example, a service that returns individual records from a database would be a data asset. Similarly, a web site that returns data in response to specific queries (e.g., www.weather.com) would be a data asset.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  2. An information-based resource.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015