Definitions[edit | edit source]

Computing[edit | edit source]

Security measures are

all of the administrative, physical, and technical safeguards in an information system.[1]
elements of software, firmware, hardware, or procedures that are included in a system for the satisfaction of security specifications.[2]

General[edit | edit source]

Security measures refers to the steps taken to prevent or minimize criminal acts, espionage, terrorism or sabotage.

Military[edit | edit source]

Security measures are

[t]he means to protect and defend information and information systems. Security measures include operations security and information assurance.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 45 C.F.R. §164.304.
  2. Department of Defense, National Computer Security Center, Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988).
  3. U.S. Air Force Glossary, Air Force Doctrine Document 1-2 (Jan. 11, 2007) (full-text).
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