Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security
Resource Center

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computer security

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

  Measures and controls that ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information processed and stored by a computer. Rationale: Term has been replaced by the term “cybersecurity”.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under computer security (COMPUSEC) (NSA/CSS Manual Number 3-16 (COMSEC))

  synonymous withInformation Technology Security.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-16 under Computer Security

  the entire spectrum of information technology including application and support systems.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-14

  the protection afforded to an automated information system in order to attain the applicable objectives of preserving the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of information system resources (including hardware, software, firmware, information data, and telecommunications).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-14 under Computer security