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security attribute

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 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 from NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4

  An abstraction that represents the basic properties or characteristics of an entity with respect to safeguarding information. Typically associated with internal data structures—including records, buffers, and files within the 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. 5

  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NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Security Attribute