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Security function is

[t]he capability provided by a system element. The capability may be expressed generally as a concept or specified precisely in requirements. A security function must be implemented.[1]
[t]he hardware, software, and/or firmware of the information system responsible for enforcing the system security policy and supporting the isolation of code and data on which the protection is based.[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-160, at B-11.
  2. NIST Special Publication 800-53.

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