Existing Citations

  • reliability (internet) (p. 313): The capability of a computer, or information or telecommunications system, to perform consistently and precisely according to its specifications and design requirements, and to do so with high confidence. (†871)
  • trustworthiness (p. 2): Trustworthiness of [a Networked Information System] asserts that the system does what is required – despite environmental disruption, human user and operator errors, and attacks by hostile parties – and that it does not do other things. Design and implementation errors must be avoided, eliminated, or somehow tolerated. Addressing only some aspects of the problem is not sufficient. Moreover, achieving trustworthiness requires more than just assembling components that are themselves trustworthy. (†869)
  • trustworthiness (p. 316): Assurance that a system deserves to be trusted–that it will perform as expected despite environmental disruptions, human and operator error, hostile attacks, and design and implementation errors. Trustworthy systems reinforce the belief that they will continue to produce expected behavior and will not be susceptible to subversion. (†870)