Compromise (noun)

Compromise (noun) definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): The unauthorized disclosure, modification, substitution, or use of sensitive data (e.g., keys, metadata, or other security-related information) or the unauthorized modification of a security-related system, device or process in order to gain unauthorized access.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-152

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary