Definitions Edit

A mode of operation is

[a] description of the conditions under which an AIS functions, based on the sensitivity of data processed and the clearance levels and authorizations of the users.[1]
[a]n algorithm for the cryptographic transformation of data that features a symmetric key block cipher algorithm.[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. NIST Special Publication 800-38C.

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