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NISTIR 7298 Rev. 2

Glossary of Key Information Security Terms

Date Published: May 2013

Planning Note (4/24/2018):

This glossary is intended to be informative, guiding users to term definitions that exist in various NIST standards and guidelines (along with terms in external publications like CNSSI-4009).  This document is out-of-date, and does not reflect additions, deletions, or modifications of term definitions that have occurred since May 2013.

Although this publication is being reviewed and updated, NIST encourages users to review the more up-to-date Glossary.

Supersedes: NISTIR 7298 Rev. 1 (February 2011)


Richard Kissel (NIST)



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