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Computer security Edit
the requirement that actions of an entity may be traced uniquely to that entity."
[t]he property of a system (including all of its system resources) that ensures that the actions of a system entity may be traced uniquely to that entity, which can be held responsible for its actions.
[t]he quality or state that enables attempted and committed violations of computer systems security to be traced to individuals who may then be held responsible.
[the] [p]rinciple that responsibilities for ownership and/or oversight of IS resources are explicitly assigned and that assignees are answerable to proper authorities for stewardship of resources under their control.
Electronic money Edit
Accountability is " record-keeping of electronic money transactions."
Information technology Edit
Accountability is the process of tracing IT activities to a responsible source.
NIST Special Publication 800-33, at 3; ISO/IEC 7498-2.
Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology, at 1.
Practices for Securing Critical Information Assets, Glossary, at 51.
Tax Information Security Guidelines For Federal, State and Local Agencies: Safeguards for Protecting Federal Tax Returns and Return Information, at 150.
Report on Electronic Money, Annex 1, Glossary, at 37.
NIST Special Publication 800-30. ↑
CNSSI 4009, at 2.
See also Edit