Condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, harm or any other event in the Cyberspace which could be considered non-desirable.

  • NOTE 1 This can take the form of being protected from the event or from exposure to something that causes health or economic losses. It can include protection of people or of assets.
  • NOTE 2 Safety in general is also defined as the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions.

Source: ISO/IEC 27032:2015, Information technology — Security techniques — Guidelines for cybersecurity, First Edition, July 2012. Global Standards

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