Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security Resource Center

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Security boundary

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A conceptual boundary that is used to assess the amount of entropy provided by the values output from an entropy source. The entropy assessment is performed under the assumption that any observer (including any adversary) is outside of that boundary.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-90B