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party

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

entity
Entity

Definition(s):

  An individual (person), organization, device or process. Used interchangeably with “party”.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-102 under Entity
NIST SP 800-133 under Entity
NIST SP 800-89 under Entity

  An individual (person), organization, device or process. Used interchangeably with “entity”.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-102 under Party
NIST SP 800-89 under Party

  An individual (person), organization, device or a combination thereof. “Party” is a synonym. In this Recommendation, an entity may be a functional unit that executes certain processes.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-108 under Entity

  Either a subject (an active element that operates on information or the system state) or an object (a passive element that contains or receives information).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-33 under entity
NIST SP 800-27 Rev. A under entity [Withdrawn]

  An individual (person), organization, device, or process. “Party” is a synonym.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56A Rev. 2 under Entity
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 2 under Entity
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1 under Entity [Superseded]

  An individual (person), organization, device or process.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 under Entity
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 under Entity [Superseded]

  A human (person/individual/user), organization, device or process.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev.1 under Entity

  See Entity.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-133 under Party
NIST SP 800-133 Rev.1 under Party
NIST SP 800-152 under Party
NIST SP 800-56A Rev. 2 under Party
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 2 under Party
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev.1 under Party

  An individual (person), organization, device or process. Used interchangeably with “party.”
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-133 Rev.1 under Entity

  item inside or outside an information and communication technology system, such as a person, an organization, a device, a subsystem, or a group of such items that has recognizably distinct existence
Source(s):
NISTIR 8053 under entity (ISO/IEC 24760-1:2011)

  An individual, group or an organization participating in an action.
Source(s):
NISTIR 4734 under Party

  An individual (person), organization, device, or process. “Entity” is a synonym for party.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1 under Party [Superseded]

  Organization entering into an agreement.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded] (ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288)