Data Integrity

The property that data is complete, intact, and trusted and has not been modified or destroyed in an unauthorized or accidental manner.

Adapted from: CNSSI 4009, NIST SP 800-27.

Source: NICCS™ Portal Cybersecurity Lexicon, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies ( as of 11 November 2015, Global Standards


Data Integrity

Property that data has not been changed, destroyed, or lost in an unauthorized or accidental manner [11].

  • NOTE: This term deals with constancy of and confidence in data values, not with the information that the values represent or the trustworthiness of the source of the values.

Source: ANSI/ISA–99.00.01–2007, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, Part 1: Terminology, Concepts, and Models, 29 October 2007. National Standard

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