Fandom

The IT Law Wiki

Target

32,189pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Definitions Edit

Criminal law Edit

A target is

[a]ny person, organization, group, crime or criminal series, or commodity being subject to investigation and intelligence analysis.[1]

Information security Edit

A target is

[a]n individual, operation, or activity which an adversary has determined possesses information that might prove useful in attaining his/her objective.[2]

Intelligence community Edit

"In the Intelligence Community, the term 'target' has multiple meanings. For example, 'target' could be an individual person, a group, or an organization composed of multiple individuals or a foreign power that possesses or is likely to communicate foreign intelligence information that the U.S. government is authorized to acquire by [specific] laws."[3]

Security Edit

A target is an

asset, network, system or geographic area chosen by an adversary to be impacted by an attack.[4]

Surveillance Edit

A target is

[a]n identifiable origination or termination of a telecommunications call. The most common identifier is the telephone number (or "DN") that a call is made to or from, but other identifiers may also be used.[5]

References Edit

  1. U.S. Department of Justice, Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards for Law Enforcement and Other Criminal Justice Agencies in the United States 47 (Ver. 2) (Oct. 2007) (full-text).
  2. OPSEC Glossary of Terms.
  3. Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Authorities: Annual Statistics for Calendar Year 2013.
  4. DHS Risk Lexicon, at 36.
  5. Electronic Surveillance in a Digital Age, at 74.

See also Edit

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki