Definitions Edit

Criticality is

a measure of the degree to which an organization depends on the information or information system for the success of a mission or of a business function.[1]
[a]n attribute assigned to an asset that reflects its relative importance or necessity in achieving or contributing to the achievement of mission/business goals.[2]

Criticality is the "importance to a mission or function, or continuity of operations."[3]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-60, Vol. I, Rev. 1, at A-3.
  2. NIST Special Publication 800-160, at B-4.
  3. DHS Risk Lexicon, at 11.

See also Edit

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