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Blacklisting

Acronym(s):

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Definition(s):

  The process used to identify: (i) software programs that are not authorized to execute on an information system; or (ii) prohibited universal resource locators (URL)/websites.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4)
NIST SP 800-171 (Updates to version published June 2015)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4

Synonym(s):
Blacklist
  A list of discrete entities, such as hosts or applications that have been previously determined to be associated with malicious activity.
Also known as dirty word list.

Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015   A list of email senders who have previously sent spam to a user.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-114 NIST SP 800-114   A list of discrete entities that have been previously determined to be associated with malicious activity.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-167   A list of discrete entities, such as hosts or applications, that have been previously determined to be associated with malicious activity.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-94
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