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information system component

Abbreviations / Acronyms / Synonyms:

Authorization Boundary
Information Technology Product


  An element of a large system—such as an identity card, issuer, card reader, or identity verification support—within the PIV system.
FIPS 201-3 under Component

  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.
NIST SP 800-137 under Authorization Boundary
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Authorization Boundary from CNSSI 4009
NIST SP 800-39 under Authorization Boundary

  A discrete, identifiable information technology asset (e.g., hardware, software, firmware) that represents a building block of an information system. Information system components include commercial information technology products.
CNSSI 4009-2015

  A software object, meant to interact with other components, encapsulating certain functionality or a set of functionalities. A component has a clearly defined interface and conforms to a prescribed behavior common to all components within an architecture.
NIST SP 800-95 under Component from Web Services Glossary - W3C Working Group Note 11 February 2004

  A discrete identifiable IT asset that represents a building block of an information system.
NIST SP 800-128 under Information System Component
NIST SP 800-128

  A system, component, application, etc., that is based upon technology which is used to electronically process, store, or transmit information.
NIST SP 800-128 under Information Technology Product

  Any hardware, software, and/or firmware required to construct a CKMS.
NIST SP 800-152 under Component

  An element such as a fingerprint capture station or card reader used by an issuer, for which [FIPS 201-2] has defined specific requirements.
NIST SP 800-79-2 under Component

  See system component.
NIST SP 800-128 under information technology product
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2 under information technology product
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 under information technology product

  See information system component.
CNSSI 4009-2015 under information technology product
NIST SP 800-128 under Component

  An entity with discrete structure, such as an assembly or software module, within a system considered at a particular level of analysis. Component refers to a part of a whole, such as a component of a software product, a component of a software identification tag, etc.
NISTIR 7695 under Component from ISO/IEC 19770-2 - Adapted