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cryptographic module

Definition(s):

  A cryptographic module whose keys and/or metadata have been subjected to unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure while contained within the cryptographic module.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-152 under Cryptographic module (compromised)

  A set of hardware, software, and/or firmware that implements approved security functions (including cryptographic algorithms and key generation).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3 under Cryptographic Module

  The set of hardware, software, and/or firmware that implements approved security functions (including cryptographic algorithms and key generation) and is contained within the cryptographic boundary.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 from FIPS 140-3

  The set of hardware, software, firmware, or some combination thereof that implements cryptographic logic or processes, including cryptographic algorithms, and is contained within the cryptographic boundary of the module.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32 [Withdrawn] under Cryptographic Module from FIPS 140-1