Group of persons or components that share information or interact with each other in order to perform a function.

Sample Usage: Power plants, substations, and transmission lines constitute a network that creates and distributes electricity.

Annotation: Network is used across DHS to explain the joining of physical, cyber, and other entities for a particular purpose or function.

Source: DHS Risk Lexicon, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2010 Edition. September 2010 Regulatory Guidance


System model of pipes and equipment.

Source: IADC UBO / MPD Glossary, December 2011. Global Standards

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