Working State

Working State definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A subset of the internal state that is used by a DRBG mechanism to produce pseudorandom bits at a given point in time. The working state (and thus, the internal state) is updated to the next state prior to producing another string of pseudorandom bits.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-90A Rev. 1

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary