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Acceptable Level Of Risk
  • An assessment by the appropriate Designated Approving Authority that an Automated Information System meets the minimum requirements of applicable security directives. (NCSC-WA-001-85;)
  • A judicious and carefully considered assessment by the appropriate Designated Approving Authority (DAA) that an automatic data processing (ADP) activity or network meets the minimum requirements of applicable security directives. The assessment should take into account the value of ADP assets; threats and vulnerabilities; countermeasures and their efficiency in compensating for vulnerabilities; and operational requirements. (OPNAVINST 5239. 1A;)
  • Judicious and carefully considered assessment by the appropriate Designated Approving Authority (DAA) that the residual risk inherent in operating the computer system or network after all proposed security features are implemented is acceptable and in the best interests of the Air Force.
  • An authority's determination of the level of protection deemed adequate to meet minimum level security requirements. *The level at which an Automated Information System is deemed to meet the minimum requirements of applicable security directives as determined by an assessment made by the appropriate designated approving authority (NSA, National INFOSEC Glossary, 10/88)