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SC

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Security Categorization
Security Category
Subcommittee
System and Communications Protection (NIST SP 800-53 security control family)
System Component

Definition(s):

  The process of determining the security category for information or an information system. Security categorization methodologies are described in CNSS Instruction 1253 for national security systems and in FIPS 199 for other than national security systems.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-137 under Security Categorization from CNSSI 1253, FIPS 199
NIST SP 800-39 under Security Categorization
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 [Superseded] under Security Categorization
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Security Categorization

  The characterization of information or an information system based on an assessment of the potential impact that a loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of such information or information system would have on organizational operations, organizational assets, or individuals.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Security Category from FIPS 199

  The process of determining the security category for information or an information system. Security categorization methodologies are described in CNSSI No.1253 for national security systems and in FIPS 199 for other than national security systems.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Security Categorization

  The characterization of information or an information system based on an assessment of the potential impact that a loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of such information or information system would have on organizational operations, organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, or the Nation.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1 under Security Category from FIPS 199 - Adapted
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 2 Rev. 1 under Security Category from FIPS 199 - Adapted

  The process of determining the security category for information or an information system. Security categorization methodologies are described in Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Instruction 1253 for national security systems and in FIPS 199 for other than national security systems.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8170 under Security Categorization

  The characterization of information or an information system based on an assessment of the potential impact that a loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of such information or information system would have on organizational operations, organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Security Category from FIPS 199 - Adapted, CNSSI 4009

  The process of determining the security category for information or an information system. Security categorization methodologies are described in CNSS Instruction 1253 for national security systems and in FIPS Publication 199 for other than national security systems. See Security Category.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Security Categorization