controlled cryptographic item (CCI) component

controlled cryptographic item (CCI) component definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A device approved by the National Security Agency as a controlled cryptographic item that embodies a cryptographic logic or other cryptographic design, and does not perform the entire the COMSEC function but is dependent upon a host equipment or assembly, to complete and operate the COMSEC function.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NSA/CSS Manual Number 3-16 (COMSEC))

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary