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Technical security is

[t]he programs established primarily to protect classified and unclassified controlled information, such as technical surveillance countermeasures, communications security, emission security, and TEMPEST.[1]
[s]ecurity mechanisms and procedures that are implemented in and executed by computer hardware, firmware, or software to provide automated protection for a system.[2]
[a] security discipline dedicated to detecting, neutralizing, and/or exploiting a wide variety of hostile and foreign penetration technologies.[3]

References Edit

  1. DOE Manual 470.4-7, at 59.
  2. Internet Security Glossary, at 302.
  3. Glossary of Security Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms, at 240.

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