Length in bytes of a non-negative integer, x

Length in bytes of a non-negative integer, x definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): The length, in bytes, of the shortest byte string containing the binary representation of x. For example, the length in bytes of 5 is 1. When x = 0, its length in bytes is 1.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary