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NISTIR 7298 Rev. 3 (DRAFT)

Glossary of Key Information Security Terms

Date Published: September 2018
Comments Due: December 21, 2018
Email Comments to: secglossary@nist.gov

Planning Note (11/14/2018):

Comment Period Extension:  Comments are now due by December 21, 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  This document is out-of-date, and does not reflect additions, deletions, or modifications of term definitions that have occurred since May 2013.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.


Author(s)

Celia Paulsen (NIST)

Announcement

NIST has created an easily accessible repository of terms and definitions extracted verbatim from NIST Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), Special Publications (SPs), and Internal or Interagency Reports (IRs), as well as from the Committee on National Security Systems Instruction 4009 (CNSSI-4009). 

This repository is intended to help users understand terminology, recognize when and where multiple definitions may exist, and identify a definition that they can use. 

We encourage careful review of the online glossary database as well as the methodology described in this publication Specifically, we request feedback on any areas that may need changes to improve the accuracy and long-term usability of the glossary and the associated database.

Abstract

Keywords

cybersecurity; definitions; glossary; information assurance; information security; terminology
Control Families

None selected

Documentation

Publication:
Draft NISTIR 7298 Rev. 3

Supplemental Material:
Online Glossary (other)

Topics

Security and Privacy
general security & privacy