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firmware

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Computer programs and data stored in hardware - typically in read-only memory (ROM) or programmable read-only memory (PROM) - such that the programs and data cannot be dynamically written or modified during execution of the programs.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Firmware CNSSI 4009
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1 [Superseded]

  Software that is included in read-only memory (ROM).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-147 under Firmware
NIST SP 800-147B under Firmware

  Computer programs and data stored in hardware - typically in read-only memory (ROM) or programmable read-only memory (PROM) - such that the programs and data cannot be dynamically written or modified during execution of the programs. See hardware and software.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 2 CNSSI 4009

  Software program or set of instructions programmed on the flash ROM of a hardware device. It provides the necessary instructions for how the device communicates with the other computer hardware.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8183 under Firmware Techterms.com
NISTIR 8183A Vol. 1 under Firmware Techterms.com
NISTIR 8183A Vol. 2 under Firmware Techterms.com
NISTIR 8183A Vol. 3 under Firmware Techterms.com