Glossary

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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.

Electronic information

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.

Emergency access

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.

Emergency management

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 Personnel.

Employee undertaking

See Deed of Confidentiality.

Encryption

The process of transforming data into an unintelligible form to enable secure transmission.

Endorsement marking(s)

An endorsement marking is used alongside a security classification to identify that there is a clear need for special care of the material, over and above that indicated by the security classification alone. Endorsement markings must appear with a security classification. See Protective marking.

Espionage (spying)

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.

Event

Includes both planned and unplanned events run by, or on behalf of, a New Zealand government agency.

Event attendees

All people attending an event including delegates, speakers, visitors and support staff.

Event manager

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.

Exceptional circumstances

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.

Exposure

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.