Identification

Identification definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): ID

Definition(s): The process of discovering the identity (i.e., origin, initial history) of a person or item from the entire collection of similar persons or items.
Source(s): FIPS 201-2

The process of discovering the true identity (i.e., origin, initial history) of a person or item from the entire collection of similar persons or items.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (FIPS 201-1)
NIST SP 800-79-2

The process of verifying the identity of a user, process, or device, usually as a prerequisite for granting access to resources in an IT system.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-47

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary