Definition Edit

BLACK is a

[d]esignation applied to encrypted information and the information systems, the associated areas, circuits, components, and equipment processing that information.[1]
designation applied to telecommunications and Information Systems (IS), including associated areas, circuits, components, and equipment which, when classified plain text signals are being processed therein, require protection during electrical transmission.[2]

References Edit

  1. CNSSI 4009.
  2. Glossary of Security Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms, at 21.

See also Edit

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