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incident

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

computer security incident
Computer Security Incident
security incident
Security Incident

Definition(s):

  An occurrence that actually or potentially jeopardizes the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system or the information the system processes, stores, or transmits or that constitutes a violation or imminent threat of violation of security policies, security procedures, or acceptable use policies.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Incident (FIPS 200)
FIPS 200 under INCIDENT
NIST SP 800-128 under Incident (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-137 under Incident (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Incident (FIPS 200)
NISTIR 8183 under Incident (Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, version 1.0)

  Anomalous or unexpected event, set of events, condition, or situation at any time during the life cycle of a project, product, service, or system.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded] (ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015)

  An occurrence that actually or potentially jeopardizes the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system or the information the system processes, stores, or transmits or that constitutes a violation or imminent threat of violation of security policies, security procedures, or acceptable use policies
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 under Incident (FIPS 200, NIST SP 800-53)

  An occurrence that actually or potentially jeopardizes the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of a system or the information the system processes, stores, or transmits or that constitutes a violation or imminent threat of violation of security policies, security procedures, or acceptable use policies.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1 (FIPS 200 - Adapted)

  See Incident.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-137 under Security Incident
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Security Incident

  See incident.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under computer security incident (NISTIR 7298 Rev. 2)
CNSSI 4009-2015 under security incident (NISTIR 7298 Rev. 2)

  An occurrence that results in actual or potential jeopardy to the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system or the information the system processes, stores, or transmits or that constitutes a violation or imminent threat of violation of security policies, security procedures, or acceptable use policies. See cyber incident. See also event, security-relevant, and intrusion.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (FIPS 200 - Adapted)

  See “incident.”
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-61 Rev. 2 under Computer Security Incident

  A violation or imminent threat of violation of computer security policies, acceptable use policies, or standard security practices.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-61 Rev. 2 under Incident