Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert definition in Computer Security terms:
Definition(s): Notification that is generated when an Information Assurance vulnerability may result in an immediate and potentially severe threat to DoD systems and information; this alert requires corrective action because of the severity of the vulnerability risk.
Note: DoDI 8500.01 has transitioned from the term information assurance (IA) to the term cybersecurity. This could potentially impact IA related terms.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015
reference: CSRC Glossary