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Definitions Edit

An entity is:

An entity is

[an] [i]tem inside or outside an information and communication technology system, such as a person, an organization, a device, a subsystem, or a group of such items that has recognizably distinct existence.[4]
[a]nything that has a separate and distinct existence that can be uniquely identified. Examples of entities include subscribers, users, network elements, networks, software applications, services and devices. An entity may have multiple identifiers.[5]
[an] item inside or outside an information and communication technology system, such as a person, an organization, a device, a subsystem, or a group of such items that has recognizably distinct existence."[6]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-27A.
  2. NIST, FIPS 188.
  3. NIST, FIPS 196.
  4. Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems, at 10.
  5. Id.
  6. ISO/IEC 24760-1:2011.

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