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Information Security

Acronym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  The protection of information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Source(s): FIPS 199 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
FIPS 200 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
CNSSI 4009-2015 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
NIST SP 800-128 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
NIST SP 800-171 (Updates to version published June 2015) (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
NIST SP 800-39 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
NIST SP 800-60 Vol 1 Rev. 1 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
NIST SP 800-64 Rev. 2 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
NIST SP 800-137 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
NIST SP 800-30 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542)

  The term 'information security' means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide integrity, confidentiality, and availability.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-59 (44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542 (b)(1))

Synonym(s):

None

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