|“||[a]n expression of the relative size of a data object; e.g., protection at the file level is considered coarse granularity, whereas protection at field level is considered to be of a finer granularity.||”|
Granularity is "[t]he size and level of complexity of a resource."
|“||the extent to which a system contains separate components, e.g., the fineness or coarseness with which data fields are subdivided in data collection, transmission, and storage systems. The more components in a system, the more flexible it is. In more general terms, the degree to which a volume of information is finely detailed.||”|
|“||the level of detail of the organizational unit in information systems and is used to explain the difference between a system that, for example, treats a map as the information object and another system that treats the features within the datasets of the map as the information objects (i.e., at a more detailed level of granularity).||”|
|“||[c]onsiders the specific details and pieces of information, including nuances and situational inferences, that constitute the elements on which intelligence is developed through analysis.||”|
|“||[t]he relative fineness or courseness by which a mechanism such as access controls can be adjusted to implement discretionary access requirements.||”|
In more general terms, granularity is the degree to which a volume of information is finely detailed.
- Department of Defense, National Computer Security Center, Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988).
- CETIS Reference (Jan. 2, 2004) (full-text).
- Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security, Vol. 3, at I-5.
- Georeferencing: The Geographic Associations of Information, Glossary, at 230.
- U.S. Department of Justice, Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards for Law Enforcement and Other Criminal Justice Agencies in the United States 39 (Ver. 2) (Oct. 2007) (full-text).
- USDA Information Systems Security Policy, §8(j) (full-text).