Word of the Day – August 16, 2019

countermeasure

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Definitions

Type Definition Sources
Noun Actions and system controls present or undertaken to reduce or moderate the effect of specific vulnerabilities. A synonym for control. The term countermeasure can be used to refer to any type of control, but it is most often used when referring to measures that increase resilience, fault tolerance, or reliability of an IT service. (used 10 times in citations and controls)
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Noun An action taken to offset another action. (used 0 times in citations and controls)
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Noun Actions, devices, procedures, techniques, or other measures that reduce the vulnerability of an information system. Synonymous with security controls and safeguards. (used 0 times in citations and controls)
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Noun Actions, devices, procedures, or techniques that meet or oppose (i.e., counters) a threat, a vulnerability, or an attack by eliminating or preventing it, by minimizing the harm it can cause, or by discovering and reporting it so that corrective action can be taken. (used 0 times in citations and controls)

Other Forms

Type Other Form
Plural countermeasures
Plural Possessive countermeasures'
Possessive countermeasure's

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