System Of Records

System Of Records definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): SOR

Definition(s): A group of any records under the control of any agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-122 (5 U.S.C., Sec. 552a(a)(5))

A system of records is a group of records under the control of a Federal agency which contains a personal identifier (such as a name, date of birth, finger print, Social Security Number, and Employee Number) and one other item of personal data (such as home address, performance rating, and blood type) from which information is retrieved using a personal identifier.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-79-2

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary