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Test

Definition(s):

  A type of assessment method that is characterized by the process of exercising one or more assessment objects under specified conditions to compare actual with expected behavior, the results of which are used to support the determination of security control effectiveness over time.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-137 from NISTIR 7298

  An evaluation tool that uses quantifiable metrics to validate the operability of a system or system component in an operational environment specified in an IT plan.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-84

  A type of assessment method that is characterized by the process of exercising one or more assessment objects under specified conditions to compare actual with expected behavior, the results of which are used to support the determination of security control or privacy control effectiveness over time.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4