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communications security (COMSEC)

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Definition(s):

  A component of Information Assurance that deals with measures and controls taken to deny unauthorized persons information derived from telecommunications and to ensure the authenticity of such telecommunications. COMSEC includes cryptographic security, transmission security, emissions security, and physical security of COMSEC material.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 from CNSSI 4005