Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security
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system high mode

Note: (C.F.D.)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Information systems security mode of operation wherein each user, with direct or indirect access to the information system, its peripherals, remote terminals, or remote hosts, has all of the following: 1) valid security clearance for all information within an information system; 2) formal access approval and signed nondisclosure agreements for all the information stored and/or processed (including all compartments, sub compartments and/or special access programs); and 3) valid need-to- know for some of the information contained within the information system. Rationale: system high, along with other related terms, has been listed for deletion.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015