TIA's Glossary of Telecommunication Terms

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1. In a communications system or network, the protection given to information to conceal it from persons having access to the system or network. Synonym segregation. 2. In a communications system, protection given to unclassified information, such as radio transmissions of law enforcement personnel, that requires safeguarding from unauthorized persons. 3. In a communications system, the protection given to prevent unauthorized disclosure of the information in the system. (188) Note 1: The required protection may be accomplished by various means, such as by communications security measures and by directives to operating personnel. Note 2: The limited protection given certain voice and data transmissions by commercial crypto-equipment is sufficient to deter a casual listener, but cannot withstand a competent cryptanalytic attack.