Word of the Day – August 11, 2019

need to know

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Definitions

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Noun An administrative action officially declaring a particular individual requires access to specified sensitive or classified information in order to perform their assigned duties. (used 13 times in citations and controls)
  • Per ISO 704:2009 methodology
Noun A method of isolating information resources based on a user's need to have access to that resource in order to perform their job but no more. The terms 'need-to know' and 'least privilege' express the same idea. Need-to-know is generally applied to people, while least privilege is generally applied to processes. (used 0 times in citations and controls)
  • Per ISO 704:2009 methodology
Noun The legitimate requirement of an entity or person to access, possess or know sensitive or classified information that is critical to the performance of an authorized, assigned duty or mission. (used 0 times in citations and controls)
  • Per ISO 704:2009 methodology

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Plural need to know

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