System and Network Security Acronyms and Abbreviations
DIANE Publishing, 2010 - 27 pages
This report contains a list of selected acronyms and abbreviations for system and network security terms with their generally accepted or preferred definitions. It is intended as a resource for federal agencies and other users of system and network security publications. The capitalization, spelling, and definitions of acronyms and abbreviations frequently vary among publications. It is easy to understand why this happens. While some acronyms and abbreviations (e.g., WWW) have one universally recognized and understood definition within the domain of system and network security, others (e.g., IA, MAC) have multiple valid definitions depending upon the context in which they are used. Some acronyms bear little resemblance to their definitions, such as Modes of Operation Validation System for the Triple DES Algorithm (TMOVS). Others use unexpected capitalization or spelling (e.g., Electronic Business using eXtensible Markup Language [ebXML] and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD]). As a result, acronyms, abbreviations, and their definitions may be inaccurately or inconsistently defined by authors, perpetuating errors and confusing or misleading readers. This report is meant to help reduce these errors and confusion by providing the generally accepted or preferred definitions of a list of frequently used acronyms and abbreviations. The list does not include all system and network security terms, nor is it a compendium of every acronym and abbreviation found in system and network security documents published by NIST. Readers should refer to each document's list of acronyms and abbreviations (typically found in an appendix) for definitions applicable to that particular document.
What people are saying - Write a review
access control acronyms and abbreviations Advanced Encryption Agency analysis Application Programming Interface area network Border Gateway Protocol CBC-MAC Center Cipher Committee Computer Security control system Database definitions digital video disc Domain Name System electronic Elliptic Curve Encryption Standard Engineering Task Force Extensible Authentication Protocol Federal Information Federal Public Key File System Group Hypertext identification number identifier IETF Information Assurance information security Information Systems Security Infrastructure Protection Institute of Standards Integrated Interagency Report International Internet Engineering Task Internet Protocol management system Markup Language message authentication code Microsoft Module MultiMediaCard National Infrastructure National Institute National Security network security acronyms NIST Operation Validation System personal identity verification Privacy Key Management Process Control Protocol Over LAN Protocol version Public Key Infrastructure Registry Remote Research resource record Robust Security Network Security Association Security Division security management security officer Server Software Standards and Technology system and network technical Telecommunications Transport Layer Security U.S. Department User