Definitions Edit

A category is

[a] restrictive label that has been applied to classified or unclassified data as a means of increasing the protection of the data and further restricting access to the data.[1]
[a] grouping of classified or unclassified sensitive information, to which an additional restrictive label is applied (e.g., proprietary, compartmented information) to signify that personnel are granted access to the information only if they have formal approval or other appropriate authorization.[2]

References Edit

  1. Department of Defense, National Computer Security Center, Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988).
  2. Guide to Understanding Configuration Management in Trusted Systems, Glossary, at 23.

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