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Glossary

Trust and Security Terms and Acronyms for Hardware Engineers

Security used to be about systems and software. As threats evolve, hardware engineers also have to familiarize themselves with trust and security terms and acronyms. If you are a hardware engineer interested in hardware trust and security, be sure to bookmark this page. If you spot a mistake or have ideas for enhancements, please get in touch.


Asset

Definition(s):

An item of value to the achievement of the system’s mission objectives. Assets may have interrelated characteristics that include value, criticality, and the degree to which they are relied upon. From these characteristics, appropriate protections are to be engineered.


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