Attribute definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): An attribute is any distinctive feature, characteristic, or property of an object that can be identified or isolated quantitatively or qualitatively by either human or automated means.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (ISO/IEC 27000)

Information associated with a key that is not used in cryptographic algorithms, but is required to implement applications and applications protocols.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3

A claim of a named quality or characteristic inherent in or ascribed to someone or something. (See term in [ICAM] for more information.).
Source(s): NIST SP 800-63-2

A distinct characteristic of an object often specified in terms of their physical traits, such as size, shape, weight, and color, etc., for real-world objects. Objects in cyberspace might have attributes describing size, type of encoding, network address, etc.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-95 (Web Services Glossary – W3C Working Group Note 11 February 2004)

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary