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denial of service (DoS)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

DoS

Definition(s):

  The prevention of authorized access to resources or the delaying of time-critical operations.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-33 under denial of service
NISTIR 7711 under Denial of Service

  The prevention of authorized access to resources or the delaying of time-critical operations. (Time-critical may be milliseconds or it may be hours, depending upon the service provided.)
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-27 Rev. A under denial of service [Withdrawn]

  The prevention of authorized access to resources or the delaying of time-critical operations. (Time-critical may be milliseconds or it may be hours, depending upon the service provided).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Denial of Service (CNSSI 4009)

  The prevention of authorized access to a system resource or the delaying of system operations and functions.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 under Denial of Service (DoS) (RFC 4949)

  The prevention of authorized access to resources or the delaying of time- critical operations. (Time-critical may be milliseconds or it may be hours, depending upon the service provided.)
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-27 Rev. A)

  actions that prevent the NE from fimctioning in accordance with its intended purpose. A piece of equipment or entity may be rendered inoperable or forced to operate in a degraded state; operations that depend on timeliness may be delayed.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-13 under Denial of service