Information Technology

Information Technology definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): IT

Definition(s): Any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information by the executive agency. For purposes of the preceding sentence, equipment is used by an executive agency if the equipment is used by the executive agency directly or is used by a contractor under a contract with the executive agency which: (i) requires the use of such equipment; or (ii) requires the use, to a significant extent, of such equipment in the performance of a service or the furnishing of a product. The term information technology includes computers, ancillary equipment, software, firmware and similar procedures, services (including support services), and related resources.
Source(s): FIPS 200 (40 U.S.C., Sec. 1401)
FIPS 199 (40 U.S.C., Sec. 1401)

Any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information by the executive agency. For purposes of the preceding sentence, equipment is used by an executive agency if the equipment is used by the executive agency directly or is used by a contractor under a contract with the executive agency which: (i) requires the use of such equipment; or (ii) requires the use, to a significant extent, of such equipment in the performance of a service or the furnishing of a product. The term information technology includes computers, ancillary equipment, software, firmware, and similar procedures, services (including support services), and related resources.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-128 (40 U.S.C., Sec. 1401)
NIST SP 800-171 (Updates to version published June 2015) (40 U.S.C., Sec. 1401)
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 (40 U.S.C., Sec. 1401)
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 (40 U.S.C., Sec. 1401)
NIST SP 800-39 (40 U.S.C., Sec. 1401)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 (40 U.S.C., Sec. 1401)
NIST SP 800-30 (40 U.S.C., Sec. 1401)
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 (40 U.S.C., Sec. 1401)
NIST SP 800-137 (40 U.S.C., Sec. 1401)

Computing and/or communications hardware and/or software components and related resources that can collect, store, process, maintain, share, transmit, or dispose of data. IT components include computers and associated peripheral devices, computer operating systems, utility/support software, and communications hardware and software.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-16

Any equipment or interconnected system that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information. It commonly includes computers, ancillary equipment, software, firmware, similar procedures, services, and related resources.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-64 Rev. 2

The term ‘information technology’, with respect to an executive agency means any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment, that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information by the executive agency. For purposes of the preceding sentence, equipment is used by an executive agency if the equipment is used by the executive agency directly or is used by a contractor under a contract with the executive agency which (i) requires the use of such equipment, or (ii) requires the use, to a significant extent, of such equipment in the performance of a service or the furnishing of a product. The term ”information technology” includes computers, ancillary equipment, software, firmware and similar procedures, services (including support services), and related resources. The term ”information technology” does not include any equipment that is acquired by a Federal contractor incidental to a Federal contract.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-59 (40 U.S.C., Sec. 11101 (6))

Any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information by the executive agency. For purposes of the preceding sentence, equipment is used by an executive agency if the equipment is used by the executive agency directly or is used by a contractor under a contract with the executive agency which
(i) requires the use of such equipment or
(ii) requires the use, to a significant extent, of such equipment in the performance of a service or the furnishing of a product.
The term information technology includes computers, ancillary equipment, software, firmware and similar procedures, services (including support services), and related resources.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (Adapted from 40 U.S.C., Sec. 11101, Adapted from 40 U.S.C., Sec. 1401)

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary