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Trust and Security Terms and Acronyms for Hardware Engineers

Security used to be about systems and software. As threats evolve, hardware engineers also have to familiarize themselves with trust and security terms and acronyms. If you are a hardware engineer interested in hardware trust and security, be sure to bookmark this page. If you spot a mistake or have ideas for enhancements, please get in touch.



Grounds for justified confidence that a claim has been or will be achieved. Assurance is typically obtained relative to a set of specific claims. The scope and focus of such claims may vary (e.g., security claims, safety claims). Assurance is obtained through techniques and methods that generate credible evidence and metrics to substantiate claims.