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major application

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

MA

Definition(s):

  An application that requires special attention to security due to the risk and magnitude of harm resulting from the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to or modification of the information in the application. Note: All federal applications require some level of protection. Certain applications, because of the information in them, however, require special management oversight and should be treated as major. Adequate security for other applications should be provided by security of the systems in which they operate.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 from OMB Circular A-130 - Adapted

  An application that requires special attention to security due to the risk and magnitude of harm resulting from the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to or modification of the information in the application. Note: All federal applications require some level of protection. Certain applications, because of the information in them, however, require special management oversight and should be treated as major. Adequate security for other applications should be provided by security of the systems in which they operate.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Major Application from OMB Circular A-130, Appendix III