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verification

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

  Confirmation, through the provision of objective evidence, that specified requirements have been fulfilled.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded] (ISO 9000)

  The process of confirming or denying that a claimed identity is correct by comparing the credentials (something you know, something you have, something you are) of a person requesting access with those previously proven and stored in the PIV Card or system and associated with the identity being claimed.
Source(s):
FIPS 201 under Identity Verification [Withdrawn]

  See “Identity Verification”.
Source(s):
FIPS 201 under Verification [Withdrawn]

  The process of testing the media to ensure the information cannot be read.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1 under Verification

  Confirmation, through the provision of objective evidence, that specified requirements have been fulfilled (e.g., an entity’s requirements have been correctly defined, or an entity’s attributes have been correctly presented; or a procedure or function performs as intended and leads to the expected outcome).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-161 under Verification (CNSSI 4009, ISO 9000 - Adapted)
NISTIR 7622 under Verification (CNSSI 4009, ISO 9000 - Adapted)

  Confirmation, through the provision of objective evidence, that specified requirements have been fulfilled (e.g., an entity’s requirements have been correctly defined, or an entity’s attributes have been correctly presented; or a procedure or function performs as intended and leads to the expected outcome.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015