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security category

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

SC

Definition(s):

  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):
FIPS 200 under SECURITY CATEGORY from FIPS 199
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Security Category from FIPS 199

  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):
CNSSI 4009-2015 from FIPS 199 - Adapted
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Security Category from FIPS 199 - Adapted, CNSSI 4009

  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 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 agency operations, agency assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 from OMB Circular A-130 (2016)
NIST SP 800-53B from OMB Circular A-130 (2016)