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A '''fault''' is
 
A '''fault''' is
   
#a condition that causes a device or [[system]] component to fail to perform in a required manner.
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#"a condition that causes a device or [[system]] component to fail to perform in a required manner."<ref>[[Department of Defense]], [[National Computer Security Center]], Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988).</ref>}}
 
#"[a] weakness of the [[system]] that allows someone to [[circumvent]] protective controls."<ref>[[Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology]], at 8.</ref>
 
#"[a] weakness of the [[system]] that allows someone to [[circumvent]] protective controls."<ref>[[Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology]], at 8.</ref>
   

Revision as of 02:33, 9 August 2014

Definition

A fault is

  1. "a condition that causes a device or system component to fail to perform in a required manner."[1]}}
  2. "[a] weakness of the system that allows someone to circumvent protective controls."[2]
1. A defect in a hardware device or component; for example, a short circuit or broken wire. 2. An incorrect step, process, or data definition in a computer program.[3]

References

  1. Department of Defense, National Computer Security Center, Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988).
  2. Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology, at 8.
  3. IEEE, IEEE Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology (IEEE Std 610.12-1990) (1990) (full-text).