Information Steward

Information Steward definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): Individual or group that helps to ensure the careful and responsible management of federal information belonging to the Nation as a whole, regardless of the entity or source that may have originated, created, or compiled the information. Information stewards provide maximum access to federal information to elements of the federal government and its customers, balanced by the obligation to protect the information in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and any associated security-related federal policies, directives, regulations, standards, and guidance.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1)

Individual or group that helps to ensure the careful and responsible management of federal information belonging to the Nation as a whole, regardless of the entity or source that may have originated, created, or compiled the information. Information stewards provide maximum access to federal information to elements of the federal government and its customers, balanced by the obligation to protect the information in accordance with the provisions of FISMA and any associated security-related federal policies, directives, regulations, standards, and guidance.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1

An agency official with statutory or operational authority for specified information and responsibility for establishing the controls for its generation, collection, processing, dissemination, and disposal.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-39 (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-30 (CNSSI 4009)

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary