Basic Input/Output System

Basic Input/Output System definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): BIOS

Definition(s): In this publication, refers collectively to boot firmware based on the conventional BIOS, Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), and the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
Source(s): NIST SP 800-147

Refers collectively to boot firmware based on the conventional BIOS, Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), and the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
Source(s): NIST SP 800-147B

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary