Definitions Edit

A security label is

[a] marking bound to a resource (which may be a data unit) that names or designates the security attributes of that resource.[1]
[a] marking of a document, which specifies the handling of the document according to the security policy in force.[2]

A security label is "[a] piece of information that represents the security level of an object."[3]

References Edit

  1. FIPS 188, §3.2.
  2. ITU, "Compendium of Approved ITU-T Security Definitizons," at 48 (Feb. 2003 ed.) (full-text).
  3. Department of Defense, National Computer Security Center, Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988).

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