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sensitivity

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A measure of the importance assigned to information by its owner, for the purpose of denoting its need for protection.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Sensitivity (NIST SP 800-60)
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Sensitivity (NIST SP 800-60)
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1)

  the degree to which an IT system or application requires protection (to ensureconfidentiality, integrity, and availability) which is determined by an evaluation of the nature and criticality of the data processed, the relation of the system to the organization missions and the economic value of the system components.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-16 under Sensitivity

  Used in this guideline to mean a measure of the importance assigned to information by its owner, for the purpose of denoting its need for protection.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 1 Rev. 1 under Sensitivity
NIST SP 800-60 Vol. 2 Rev. 1 under Sensitivity