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Definition of Communications security

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measures taken to prevent the enemy from tapping into one's communication system
Communications security Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
The protection resulting from all measures designed to deny unauthorized persons information of value that might be derived from the possession and study of telecommunications, or to mislead unauthorized persons in their interpretation of the results of such possession and study. Also called COMSEC. (JP 6-0)
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Communications security Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
Measures and controls taken to deny unauthorized persons information derived from telecommunications and ensure the authenticity of such telecommunications. Note: Communications security includes cryptosecurity, transmission security, emission security, and physical security of COMSEC material. [NIS] (188 )

  • (a) cryptosecurity: [The] component of communications security that results from the provision of technically sound cryptosystems and their proper use. [NIS]

  • (b) emission security: Protection resulting from all measures taken to deny unauthorized persons information of value which might be derived from intercept and analysis of compromising emanations from crypto-equipment, AIS, and telecommunications systems. [NIS]

  • (c) physical security: The component of communications security that results from all physical measures necessary to safeguard classified equipment, material, and documents from access thereto or observation thereof by unauthorized persons. [JP1]

  • (d) transmission security: [The] component of communications security that results from the application of measures designed to protect transmissions from interception and exploitation by means other than cryptanalysis. [NIS]
  • Communications security Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
    English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
    Communications security is the discipline of preventing unauthorized interceptors from accessing telecommunications in an intelligible form, while still delivering content to the intended recipients. In the United States Department of Defense culture, it is often referred to by the abbreviation COMSEC. The field includes cryptosecurity, transmission security, and physical security of COMSEC equipment.

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