Controlling Authority

Controlling Authority definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): CONAUTH

Definition(s): The official responsible for directing the operation of a cryptonet using traditional key and for managing the operational use and control of keying material assigned to the cryptonet.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (Adapted from NSA/CSS Manual Number 3-16 (COMSEC))

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary