Seed (Noun)

Seed (Noun) definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A string of bits that is used as input to a DRBG mechanism. The seed will determine a portion of the internal state of the DRBG, and its entropy must be sufficient to support the security strength of the DRBG.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-90A Rev. 1

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary