accountability

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Definitions

Type Definition Sources
Noun The fact or condition of being required or expected to justify actions or decisions; responsibility. (used 17 times in citations and controls)
  • Per ISO 704:2009 methodology
Noun The ability to answer for, explain, or justify actions or decisions for which an individual, organization, or system is responsible. (used 3 times in citations and controls)
  • Per ISO 704:2009 methodology
Noun In terms of HIPAA and FISCAM, accountability is accomplished through maintaining a record of the movements of hardware and electronic media and any person responsible for that movement. All requests for and access granted to stored information must be logged for review and possible investigation. Logging should include such items as a date/time stamp, the identification of the user, the type of access, e.g., create, read, modify, delete, the success or failure of the request, and identification of the data acted upon. (used 0 times in citations and controls)
  • Per ISO 704:2009 methodology
Noun As defined by NIST, the security goal that generates the requirement for actions of an entity to be traced uniquely to that entity. This supports non-repudiation, deterrence, fault isolation, intrusion detection and prevention, and after-action recovery and legal action. This accountability needs to be made explicit in terms of sanctions for not being accountable. (used 0 times in citations and controls)
  • Per ISO 704:2009 methodology
Noun The fact or condition of being entrusted to safeguard and control equipment, keying material, and information and must answer to the proper authority for the loss or misuse of that equipment or information. (used 0 times in citations and controls)
  • Per ISO 704:2009 methodology
Noun The property that ensures that the actions of an entity may be traced uniquely to that entity. (used 0 times in citations and controls)

Other Forms

Type Other Form
Plural accountabilities
Plural Possessive accountabilities'
Possessive accountability's

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