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strength of mechanism

1. A measure of the effectiveness of a security mechanism to prevent a breach of the System Security policy, assuming it has been correctly implemented [CESG]. 2. An aspect of the assessment of the effectiveness of a Target of Evaluation, namely the ability of its security mechanisms to withstand direct attack against deficiencies in their underlying algorithms, principles and properties [ITSEC].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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