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Trust

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  A characteristic of an entity that indicates its ability to perform certain functions or services correctly, fairly and impartially, along with assurance that the entity and its identifier are genuine.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-152

  The confidence one element has in another, that the second element will behave as expected.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-161 (Software Assurance in Acquisition: Mitigating Risks to the Enterprise.)
NISTIR 7622 (Software Assurance in Acquisition)

  The willingness to take actions expecting beneficial outcomes, based on assertions by other parties.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-95 (Open Grid Services Architecture Glossary of Terms (25 January 2005))

  An ISCM capability that ensures that untrustworthy persons are prevented from being trusted with network access (to prevent insider attacks).
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1 under Capability, Trust Management

  See Capability, Trust Management.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8011 Vol. 1