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The item (specifications, mechanisms, activities, individuals) upon which an assessment method is applied during an assessment.
NIST SP 800-137 under Assessment Object
the set of passive entities within the system, protected from unauthorized use.
NISTIR 6192 under Object
A passive entity that contains or receives information.
NISTIR 7316 under Object
See Object, Assessment.
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1 under Assessment Object
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.
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1