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Security test and evaluation (ST&E) is a[n]

[p]rocess to establish a high degree of confidence in the security of [a system] and to minimize threats.[1]
[e]xamination and analysis of the safeguards required to protect an IT system, as they have been applied in an operational environment, to determine the security posture of that system.[2]

References Edit

  1. Information Management: Challenges in Federal Agencies’ Use of Web 2.0 Technologies, at 12.
  2. DoD Instruction 5200.40, at 13 (E2.1.51).

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