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information system boundary

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

authorization boundary
Authorization Boundary

Definition(s):

  See Authorization Boundary.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Information System Boundary
NIST SP 800-137 under Information System Boundary
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Information System Boundary
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under Information System Boundary
NIST SP 800-39 under Information System Boundary
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Information System Boundary

  All components of an information system to be authorized for operation by an authorizing official and excludes separately authorized systems, to which the information system is connected.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under authorization boundary (NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4, NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1, NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 1)
NIST SP 800-137 under Authorization Boundary (NIST SP 800-37)
NIST SP 800-161 under Authorization Boundary (NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4)
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Authorization Boundary (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under Authorization Boundary
NIST SP 800-39 under Authorization Boundary (NIST SP 800-37)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Authorization Boundary
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Authorization Boundary (NIST SP 800-37)

  Note: Information systems also include specialized systems such as industrial/process controls systems, telephone switching and private branch exchange (PBX) systems, and environmental control systems.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Information System Boundary

  See authorization boundary.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1)