Definitions Edit

Contract Edit

An assessment is

[v]erification of a deliverable against a standard using the corresponding method to establish compliance and determine the assurance.[1]

General Edit

Assessment is

[t]o evaluate the worth, significance, or status of something; especially to give an expert judgment of the value or merit of something.[2]
an evaluation conducted to measure performance and compliance, or to estimate the size, quality or extent of something.[3]
[t]he evaluation and interpretation of measurements and other information to provide a basis for decisionmaking.[4]

Intelligence Edit

the process of combining all intelligence data into a unified, specific judgment; the result of analysis formed within the context of the intelligence environment.[5]

Security Edit

Assessment is

[a] set of activities or actions employed by an assessor to determine the extent to which a security control is implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcome with respect to meeting the security requirements for the system.[6]
the analysis of indications to determine the likelihood, nature, and potential of a threat.[7]

References Edit

  1. ISO/IEC WD 15443-1 (11/2001).
  2. OPSEC Glossary of Terms.
  3. Newfoundland-Labrador, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Information Management and Information Protection Glossary of Terms (full-text).
  4. FEMA Glossary (full-text).
  5. Intelligence Warning Terminology, at 7.
  6. NIST Special Publication 800-53.
  7. Report on the NS/EP Implications of Intrusion Detection Technology Research and Development, at 6.

See also Edit

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