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inheritance

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

security control inheritance

Definition(s):

  A situation in which an information system or application receives protection from security controls (or portions of security controls) that are developed, implemented, and assessed, authorized, and monitored by entities other than those responsible for the system or application; entities either internal or external to the organization where the system or application resides. See common control.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under security control inheritance from NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 1

  See security control inheritance.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015