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Should

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  This term is used to indicate an important recommendation. Ignoring the recommendation could result in undesirable results. Note that should may be coupled with not to become should not.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-108
NIST SP 800-135 Rev. 1
NIST SP 800-56A Rev. 2
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 2
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1 [Superseded]

  Is recommended to.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-38F under should

  An important recommendation. Ignoring the recommendation could result in undesirable results. Note that should may be coupled with not to become should not.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56C

  This term is used to indicate a very important recommendation. Ignoring the recommendation could result in undesirable results. Note that should may be coupled with not to become should not.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 [Superseded]

  Used to indicate a strong recommendation, but not a requirement of this Recommendation.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-89

  Used to indicate a highly desirable feature for a DRBG mechanism that is not necessarily required by this Recommendation. "Should" may be coupled with "not" to become "should not."
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-90A Rev. 1

  The term used to indicate an important recommendation. Ignoring the recommendation could result in undesirable results. Note that should may be coupled with not to become should not.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-90B

  An objective that can be met.  It is used when a specific requirement is not feasible in some situations or with common current technology.  Non- conformance to such requirements requires less justification and should be more readily approved.
Source(s):
NISTIR 5153