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Desired State Specification

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Desired State

Definition(s):

  See Desired State Specification.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1 under Desired State

  A defined value, list, or rule (specification) that a) states or b) allows the computation of the state that the organization desires in order to reduce information security risk. Desired state specifications are generally statements of policy.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1