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Associated Metadataalso Metadata

Acronym(s):

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Definition(s):

  In the Framework, parameters used to describe properties associated with a cryptographic key that are explicitly recorded, managed, and protected by the CKMS.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-130

Synonym(s):
Metadata
  Information describing the characteristics of data including, for example, structural metadata describing data structures (e.g., data format, syntax, and semantics) and descriptive metadata describing data contents (e.g., information security labels).
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4   Data about data; in the context of a filesystem, information regarding files and folders themselves, such as file and folder names, creation dates and times, and sizes.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-111   Information used to describe specific characteristics, constraints, acceptable uses and parameters of another data item (e.g., a cryptographic key).
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3   Data about data. For filesystems, metadata is data that provides information about a files contents.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-86   In the Framework, parameters used to describe properties associated with a cryptographic key that are explicitly recorded, managed, and protected by the CKMS.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-130
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