Date Published: September 2018
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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 This document is out-of-date, and does not reflect additions, deletions, or modifications of term definitions that have occurred since May 2013.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.
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.
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