NIST== National Institute of Standards and Technology
DRAFT Glossary of Key Information Security Terms
This glossary of common security terms has been extracted from NIST Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), the Special Publication (SP) 800 series, NIST Interagency Reports (NISTIRs), and from the Committee for National Security Systems Instruction 4009 (CNSSI-4009). The terms included are not all inclusive of terms found in the NIST publications, but do include most of the terms in those publications. The glossary does contain all of the terms and definitions from CNSSI-4009. The purpose of this glossary is to provide a central resource of definitions most commonly used in NIST information security publications and in CNSS information assurance publications.