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mechanisms

Definition(s):

  An assessment object that includes specific protection-related items (e.g., hardware, software, or firmware) employed within or at the boundary of an information system.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015
NIST SP 800-137 under Mechanisms

  An assessment object that includes specific protection-related items (e.g., hardware, software, or firmware).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 5