GlossaryA B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z
Electronic Access Control System (EACS)
An electronic system to control access to agency facilities, which includes access control devices, control panel, monitoring station and the policies and procedures to limit access to personnel with verified identities.
Data or information stored or generated electronically including metadata.
EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE
The EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE endorsement marking is used on material before a designated time at which an announcement or address will be made, or the information will be disseminated.
Supervised access to protectively marked material one level above an individual’s current security clearance, when there is an urgent and critical operational need to do so.
A range of measures designed to manage risks to agencies from disasters and emergencies. Emergency management involves developing and maintaining arrangements to prevent or mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters.
Employee (or staff)
See Deed of Confidentiality.
The process of transforming data into an unintelligible form to enable secure transmission.
An endorsement marking is an additional protective marking that combined with the classification, warn people that information has special handling requirements. The endorsement marking may indicate the specific nature of information, temporary sensitivities, limitations on availability, or conditions for handling. See also Protective marking and compartmented marking.
A government, organisation or individual attempting to obtain information that is considered secret, confidential or intellectual property without the permission of the holder of the information. Espionage is inherently clandestine, as it is taken for granted that it is unwelcome, and in many cases, illegal.
Evaluated Product List (EPL)
A list of ICT security products, certified against internationally recognised common criteria.
Includes both planned and unplanned events run by, or on behalf of, a New Zealand government agency.
All people attending an event including delegates, speakers, visitors and support staff.
The person in overall control of an event – this may be an agency employee or outsourced provider.
Event Security Officer (ESO)
The agency officer, or contractor, responsible for the security of people (attendees, staff and the public) or information and assets at an event.
Circumstances where the exception is critical to the agency meeting its outcomes, and the risks to the agency can be mitigated or managed in another way.
The degree to which a resource is open to, or attracts, harm.
External Integrated System (EIS)
A system that may be integrated or interoperable with a security alarm system, for example, closed-circuit television, building management systems and EACSs.