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Definitions Edit

Compartmentation is

[s]eparation between unclassified, CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET, and TOP SECRET information/processes in computers.[1]
1. A formal system for restricting access to selected activities or information. 2. The establishment and management of an organization so that information about the personnel, internal organization, or activities of one component is made available to any other component only to the extent required for the performance of assigned duties.[2]
[t]he isolation of the operating system, user programs, and data files from one another in main storage in order to protect them against unauthorized or concurrent access by other users or programs. Also, the breaking down of sensitive data into small, isolated blocks to reduce risk to the data.[3]

References Edit

  1. NASA Automated Information Security Handbook, App. C.
  2. OPSEC Glossary of Terms (full-text).
  3. Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology, at 4.

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