Critical Security Parameter

Critical Security Parameter definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): CSP

Definition(s): Security-related information (e.g., secret and private cryptographic keys, and authentication data such as passwords and PINs) whose disclosure or modification can compromise the security of a cryptographic module.
Source(s): FIPS 140-2

Security-related information (e.g., secret and private cryptographic keys, and authentication data such as passwords and personal identification numbers (PINs)) whose disclosure or modification can compromise the security of a cryptographic module.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (FIPS 140-2)

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary