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protection profile

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

PP

Definition(s):

  A minimal, baseline set of requirements targeted at mitigating well defined and described threats. The term Protection Profile refers to NSA/NIAP requirements for a technology and does not imply or require the use of Common Criteria as the process for evaluating a product. Protection Profiles may be created by Technical Communities and will include: - a set of technology-specific threats derived from operational knowledge and technical expertise; - a set of core functional requirements necessary to mitigate those threats and establish a basic level of security for a particular technology; and, - a collection of assurance activities tailored to the technology and functional requirements that are transparent, and produce achievable, repeatable, and testable results scoped such that they can be completed within a reasonable timeframe.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 [Superseded] from CNSSP 11