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transmission security (TRANSEC)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  Measures (security controls) applied to transmissions in order to prevent interception, disruption of reception, communications deception, and/or derivation of intelligence by analysis of transmission characteristics such as signal parameters or message externals. Note: TRANSEC is that field of COMSEC which deals with the security of communication transmissions, rather than that of the information being communicated.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015