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Objective – result to be achieved.

An objective can be strategic, tactical, or operational.

Objectives can relate to different disciplines (such as financial, health and safety, and environmental goals) and can apply at different levels (such as strategic, organization-wide, project, product and process.

An objective can be expressed in other ways, e.g. as an intended outcome, a purpose, an operational criterion, as an information security objective or by the use of other words with similar meaning (e.g. aim, goal, or target).

In the context of information security management systems, information security objectives are set by the organization, consistent with the information security policy, to achieve specific results.

ISO 27000 2.56