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)
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2
NISTIR 7621 Rev. 1 under Cybersecurity (CNSSI 4009-2015)

  The ability to protect or defend the use of cyberspace from cyber attacks.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8170 under Cybersecurity (CNSSI 4009)

  The process of protecting information by preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8183 under Cybersecurity (CSF, Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, version 1.0)
NISTIR 8183A Vol. 1 under Cybersecurity (CSF)
NISTIR 8183A Vol. 2 under Cybersecurity (CSF)
NISTIR 8183A Vol. 3 under Cybersecurity (CSF)
NIST SP 800-160 Vol.2 [Superseded]

  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