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security attribute

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  An abstraction representing the basic properties or characteristics of an entity with respect to safeguarding information; typically associated with internal data structures (e.g., records, buffers, files) within the information system and used to enable the implementation of access control and flow control policies, reflect special dissemination, handling or distribution instructions, or support other aspects of the information security policy.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Security Attribute

  An abstraction representing the basic properties or characteristics of an entity with respect to safeguarding information; typically associated with internal data structures (e.g., records, buffers, files) within the information system which are used to enable the implementation of access control and flow control policies; reflect special dissemination, handling, or distribution instructions; or support other aspects of the information security policy.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4)