Inheritance

Inheritance definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): See security control inheritance.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015

Synonym(s): Security Control Inheritance
A situation in which an information system or application receives protection from security controls (or portions of security controls) that are developed, implemented, and assessed, authorized, and monitored by entities other than those responsible for the system or application; entities either internal or external to the organization where the system or application resides. See common control.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 Common Control.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-137 A situation in which an information system or application receives protection from security controls (or portions of security controls) that are developed, implemented, assessed, authorized, and monitored by entities other than those responsible for the system or application; entities either internal or external to the organization where the system or application resides. See Common Control.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 NIST SP 800-39 NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 A situation in which an information system or application receives protection from security controls (or portions of security controls) that are developed, implemented, assessed, authorized, and monitored by entities other than those responsible for the system or application; entities either internal or external to the organization where the system or application resides.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-30

 

reference: CSRC Glossary