Data Asset
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Data Asset

Any entity that comprises data. For example, a database is a data asset that comprise data records. A data asset may be a system or application output file, database, document, or Web page. A data asset also includes a service that may be provided to access data from an application. For example, a service that returns individual records from a database would be a data asset. Similarly, a Web site that returns data in response to specific queries (for example, www. weather.com) would be a data asset. A human, system, or application may create a data asset.

Data Asset

1. Any entity that is comprised of data. For example, a database is a data asset that is comprised of data records. A data asset may be a system or application output file, database, document, or Web page. A data asset also includes a service that may be provided to access data from an application. For example, a service that returns individual records from a database would be a data asset. Similarly, a Web site that returns data in response to specific queries (e.g., www.weather.com) would be a data asset.
2. An information-based resource.

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Data Asset has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Army Information Technology Implementation Instructions, Glossary of Key Information Security Terms.

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