Incident

Incident definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): An occurrence that actually or potentially jeopardizes the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system or the information the system processes, stores, or transmits or that constitutes a violation or imminent threat of violation of security policies, security procedures, or acceptable use policies.
Source(s): FIPS 200
NIST SP 800-128 (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-137 (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-171 (Updates to version published June 2015) (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 (FIPS 200)
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 (FIPS 200, NIST SP 800-53)

An occurrence that results in actual or potential jeopardy to the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an information system or the information the system processes, stores, or transmits or that constitutes a violation or imminent threat of violation of security policies, security procedures, or acceptable use policies.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (Adapted from FIPS 200, Adapted from FIPS 200, Adapted from FIPS 200, Adapted from FIPS 200)

A violation or imminent threat of violation of computer security policies, acceptable use policies, or standard security practices.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-61 Rev. 2
NIST SP 800-94

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary