Seed (Verb)

Seed (Verb) definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): To acquire bits with sufficient entropy for the desired security strength. These bits will be used as input to a DRBG mechanism to determine a portion of the initial internal state. Also see reseed.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-90A Rev. 1

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary