Fail Secure

Fail Secure definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A mode of termination of system functions that prevents loss of secure state when a failure occurs or is detected in the system (but the failure still might cause damage to some system resource or system entity).
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2, IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2)

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary