Glossary of Key Information Security Terms

Published: July 03, 2019


Celia Paulsen, Robert D. Byers


This publication describes an online glossary of terms used in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) publications. This glossary utilizes a database of terms extracted from NIST Federal Information Processing Standard Publications (FIPS), the NIST Special Publication (SP) 800 series, selected NIST Interagency or Internal Reports (NISTIRs), and from the Committee for National Security Systems Instruction 4009 (CNSSI-4009).
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7298 Rev. 3
Report Number:
7298 Rev. 3
Pub Type: NIST Pubs



cybersecurity, definitions, glossary, information assurance, information security, terminology
Created July 03, 2019, Updated July 03, 2019