Definitions Edit

General Edit

Authenticity is:

[t]he property of being genuine and being able to be verified and trusted; confidence in the validity of a transmission, a message, or message originator.[1]
[t]he property that allows the ability to validate the claimed identity of a system entity.[2]

Authenticity is "[h]aving an undisputed identity or origin."[3]

Internet Edit

Authenticity is:

[t]he sense that something or someone is "real." Blogs enable people to publish content, and engage in conversations, that show their interests and values, and so help them develop an authentic voice online.[4]

Preservation Edit

Authenticity is "the perfect identity of a current object with its original state."[5]

Authenticity is

[a] mechanical characteristic of any digital object that reflects the degree of trustworthiness in the object, in that the supportive metadata accompanying the object makes it clear that the possessed object is what it purports to be.[6]

Security Edit

Authenticity is:

[a] security service that provides a user with a means of verifying the identity of the sender of a message, a file, a computer system, a software process, or even a database or individual software component.[7]
validating the source of a message; i.e., that it was transmitted by a properly identified sender and is not a replay of a previously transmitted message.[8]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-53, App. B, Glossary.
  2. DoD Instruction 5200.40, at 8 (E2.1.6).
  3. OPSEC Glossary of Terms.
  4. Larry Clavette, et al., ”New Media and the Air Force,” Glossary 1 (U.S. Air Force 2009) (full-text)
  5. Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Information, at 106.
  6. NDSA Glossary.
  7. Cryptography's Role in Securing the Information Society, App. B, Glossary, at 354.
  8. NIST Special Publication 800-2.

See also Edit

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