Denial Of Service

Denial Of Service definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): DoS

Definition(s): Actions that prevent the system from functioning in accordance with its intended purpose. A piece of equipment or entity may be rendered inoperable or forced to operate in a degraded state; operations that depend on timeliness may be delayed.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-24

The prevention of authorized access to resources or the delaying of time-critical operations. (Time-critical may be milliseconds or it may be hours, depending upon the service provided.).
Source(s): NIST SP 800-27 Rev. A

The prevention of authorized access to resources or the delaying of time-critical operations.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-33

The prevention of authorized access to resources or the delaying of time- critical operations. (Time-critical may be milliseconds or it may be hours, depending upon the service provided.).
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-27 Rev. A)

The prevention of authorized access to a system resource or the delaying of system operations and functions.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 (RFC 4949)

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary