Virtual World

Simulated environment accessed by multiple users through an online interface.

  • NOTE 1 The simulated environments are often interactive.
  • NOTE 2 The physical world in which people live, and the related characteristics, will be referred to as the “real world” to differentiate it from a virtual world.

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

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