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[s]omething (e.g., a document, an encryption key) that is delivered to a third person to be given to the grantee only upon the fulfillment of a condition.[1]
[t]he storage of a resource by a third party which has access to that resource when certain well-defined conditions are satisfied.[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST, FIPS 185.
  2. Security and Resilience in Governmental Clouds, Glossary, at 92.

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