Security Category

Security Category definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): SC

Definition(s): The characterization of information or an information system based on an assessment of the potential impact that a loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of such information or information system would have on organizational operations, organizational assets, or individuals.
Source(s): FIPS 200 (FIPS 199)
FIPS 199
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 (FIPS 199)

The characterization of information or an information system based on an assessment of the potential impact that a loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of such information or information system would have on organizational operations, organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (Adapted from FIPS 199)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 (Adapted from FIPS 199, CNSSI 4009)

The characterization of information or an information system based on an assessment of the potential impact that a loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of such information or information system would have on organizational operations, organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, or the Nation.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-60 Vol 1 Rev. 1 (Adapted from FIPS 199)

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary