Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security
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cybersecurity

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Prevention of damage to, protection of, and restoration of computers, electronic communications systems, electronic communications services, wire communication, and electronic communication, including information contained therein, to ensure its availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NSPD-54/HSPD-23)
NISTIR 7621 Rev. 1 under Cybersecurity (CNSSI 4009-2015)

  the prevention of damage to, unauthorized use of, exploitation of, and—if needed—the restoration of electronic information and communications systems, and the information they contain, in order to strengthen the confidentiality, integrity and availability of these systems.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8074 Vol. 2 under Cybersecurity

  The process of protecting information by preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8183 under Cybersecurity (Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, version 1.0)