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object

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  Passive information system-related entity (e.g., devices, files, records, tables, processes, programs, domains) containing or receiving information. Access to an object (by a subject) implies access to the information it contains. See Subject.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Object

  A passive entity that contains or receives information. Note that access to an object potentially implies access to the information it contains.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-27 Rev. A [Withdrawn]
NIST SP 800-33

  Passive information system-related entity (e.g., devices, files, records, tables, processes, programs, domains) containing or receiving information. Access to an object (by a subject) implies access to the information it contains. See subject.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4)

  See Object, Assessment.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1 under Object

  Assessment objects identify the specific items being assessed, and as such, can have one or more security defects. Assessment objects include specifications, mechanisms, activities, and individuals which in turn may include, but are not limited to, devices, software products, software executables, credentials, accounts, account-privileges, things to which privileges are granted (including data and physical facilities), etc. See SP 800-53A.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1 under Object, Assessment

  the set of passive entities within the system, protected from unauthorized use.
Source(s):
NISTIR 6192 under Object

  A passive entity that contains or receives information.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7316 under Object