Definition Edit

The integrity function

detects and/or prevents the unauthorized creation, alteration or deletion of data. The integrity function includes the all following functions: shield; validate; unshield. In the context of integrity, objects fulfil one or more of the following roles: integrity-protected data originator; integrity-protected data recipient. Integrity-protected data is passed from originator to recipient. An integrity-protected data originator supports an interface providing the shield function. An integrity-protected data recipient supports an interface providing the validate or unshield functions. The integrity function may use the key management function.[1]

References Edit

  1. ITU, "Compendium of Approved ITU-T Security Definitizons," at 22 (Feb. 2003 ed.) (full-text).

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