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System security Edit

A subject is

[a]n active entity, generally in the form of a person, process, or device, that causes information to flow among objects or changes the system state.[1]
[a]n individual, process, or device causing information to flow among objects or a change to the system state.[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-33, at 22.
  2. NICCS, Explore Terms: A Glossary of Common Cybersecurity Terminology (full-text).

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