Item characterized through the measurement of its attributes.
Source: ISO/IEC 27000:2014, Information technology — Security techniques — Information security management systems — Overview and vocabulary, Third Edition, January 2014. Global Standards
A passive information system-related entity containing or receiving information.
Adapted from: CNSSI 4009, NIST SP 800-53 Rev 4.
Source: NICCS™ Portal Cybersecurity Lexicon, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (https://niccs.us-cert.gov/glossary) as of 11 November 2015, Global Standards