Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

CIA confidentiality, integrity, and availability values

Numeric values that the customer assigns to network assets to rate the importance of each asset. The value range is 1 to 5, with 5 being the most critical. For example, a bank might assign the following values to a publicly facing server: confidentiality = 5 (data absolutely must stay secure and confidential), integrity = 5 (data must not be altered in any unintended way), and availability = 5 (server must remain online at all times).