Protocol

Protocol definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A set of rules (i.e., formats and procedures) to implement and control some type of association (e.g., communication) between systems.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2)
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 (RFC 4949)

A special set of rules used by two or more entities that describe the message order and data structures for information exchanged between the entities.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 3 Rev. 1

A special set of rules used by two or more communicating entities that describe the message order and data structures for information exchanged between the entities.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary