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Environment
  • The aggregate of external circumstances, conditions, and objects that affect the development, operation, and maintenance of a system. (CSC-STD-004-85;; CSC-STD-003-85;; NCSC-WA-001-85;)
  • Those factors, both internal and external, of an ADP system that help to define the risks associated with its operation, e. g. , the interfaces within the ADP system, the associated software, the type and level of information contained within the ADP system, the access control mechanisms used to restrict access, and the physical characteristics of the operational area. (DOE 5636. 2A;)