Security Authorization to Operate

Security Authorization to Operate definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): See authorization to operate (ATO).
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1)

Synonym(s): Authorization To Operate
One of three possible decisions concerning an issuer made by a Designated Authorizing Official after all assessment activities have been performed stating that the issuer is authorized to perform specific PIV Card and/or Derived Credential issuance services.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-79-2


reference: CSRC Glossary