Fail safe (also spelled fail-safe) is
|“||[t]he automatic termination and protection of programs or other processing operations when a hardware, software, or firmware failure is detected in a computer system.||”|
|“||[p]ertaining to the automatic protection of programs and/or processing systems to maintain safety when a hardware or software failure is detected in a system.||”|
|“||[a] device that fails in a manner that protects the safety of personnel and equipment.||”|
- ↑ Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology, at 7.
- ↑ Department of Defense, National Computer Security Center, Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988).
- ↑ ICS-CERT, Common Cyber Security Language (full-text).