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Computer Security Resource Center

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COMSEC software

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Includes all types of COMSEC material, except key, in electronic or physical form. This includes all classifications of unencrypted software, and all associated data used to design, create, program, or run that software. It also, includes all types of source/executable/object code and associated files that implement, execute, embody, contain, or describe cryptographic mechanisms, functions, capabilities, or requirements. COMSEC software also includes transmission security (TRANSEC) software and may include any software used for purposes of providing confidentiality, integrity, authentication, authorization, or availability services to information in electronic form.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (CNSSI 4005)