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information system boundary

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

authorization boundary

Definition(s):

  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):
NIST SP 800-137 under Authorization Boundary from NIST SP 800-37
NIST SP 800-161 under Authorization Boundary from NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Authorization Boundary from CNSSI 4009
NIST SP 800-39 under Authorization Boundary from NIST SP 800-37
CNSSI 4009-2015 [Superseded] under authorization boundary from NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4, NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 1, NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 [Superseded] under Authorization Boundary
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Authorization Boundary
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Authorization Boundary from NIST SP 800-37

  All components of an information system to be authorized for operation by an authorizing official. This excludes separately authorized systems to which the information system is connected.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2 under authorization boundary
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 under authorization boundary from OMB Circular A-130 (2016)
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 5 under authorization boundary from OMB Circular A-130 (2016)

  See Authorization Boundary.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-137 under Information System Boundary
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Information System Boundary
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2
NIST SP 800-39 under Information System Boundary
CNSSI 4009-2015 [Superseded] from NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 [Superseded] under Information System Boundary
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Information System Boundary
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Information System Boundary

  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NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Information System Boundary