Definition Edit

Design trade-off analysis is an

[a]nalysis that is focused on determining the design approach that is best suited for implementing the elements, physical safeguards, and procedural measures of the system.[1]

Overview Edit

"A design trade-off analysis includes the following considerations: (i) whether technical elements, physical safeguards, or procedural measures are appropriate to implement the system security requirements; and (ii) whether acquiring an off-the-shelf product, accessing or developing a service, or custom development is appropriate to implement the system security requirements."[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-160, at B-5.
  2. Id.

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