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CHIPS Articles: NIST Announces Draft Glossary of Key Information Security Terms

NIST Announces Draft Glossary of Key Information Security Terms
By CHIPS Magazine - September 28, 2018
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created an easily accessible repository of terms and definitions “extracted verbatim from the 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),” NIST explained in a release.

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

NIST encourages careful review of the online glossary database as well as the methodology described in this publication. NIST is especially interested in feedback on any areas that may need improvements for the accuracy and long-term usability of the glossary and associated database.

NISTIR 7298 Rev. 3 (Draft)
Date Published: September 2018
Comments Due: Nov. 30, 2018
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Supplemental Material: Online Glossary
Author: Celia Paulsen (NIST)

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