n. ~ IP2 · The quality of being complete and unaltered in all essential respects. With identity, a component of authenticity.
- IP2 Dictionary (†242 ): n. ~ The integrity of a record refers to its wholeness and soundness: a record has integrity when it is complete and uncorrupted in all its essential respects. [Archives] n., The preservation of programs and data for their intended purpose. [Arts] n., A digital entity has integrity when it is whole and sound or when it is complete and uncorrupted in all its essential respects. [Arts] n., The accuracy and completeness of data, particularly after it has undergone transmission from one system to another. [Computer and Information Sciences] n., Resistance to alteration by system errors. A user who files data expects that the contents of the files will not be changed by system errors in either hardware or software. Since such errors inevitably will occur from time to time, the prudent system manager maintains a system of protective dumps, organized in such a way that there always exists a valid copy of a recent version of every file on the system. [Computer and Information Sciences] n., Integrity refers to the protection of information from unauthorized access or revision. [Computer and Information Sciences] n., The quality of being whole and unaltered through loss, tampering, or corruption. [General Dictionaries]
- IP2 Glossary (†386 s.v. integrity): n., The quality of being complete and unaltered in all essential respects. With identity, a component of authenticity. [General Dictionaries - Preservation of the Integrity of Electronic Records , Page: 29 ]
- NIST FIPS 199 2004 (†735 p. 7): Guarding against improper information modification or destruction, and includes ensuring information non-repudiation and authenticity. [44 USC 3542]
- SAA Glossary 2005 (†241 ): n. ~ The quality of being whole and unaltered through loss, tampering, or corruption. Notes: Integrity is a relative concept that assesses whether the essential nature of a record has changed. As a record ages, its ink may fade or bits of the paper may be chipped from edge without any significant loss of integrity. Contrawise, loss of a page from a record, especially one bearing authorizing signatures, has a significant impact on the record's integrity. ¶ In the context of records, integrity relates to the potential loss of physical or intellectual elements after a record has been created. It is distinguished from completeness, which refers to the presence of all required physical and intellectual elements when the record is created.
- Wikipedia (†387 s.v. integrity): The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness... The word integrity evolved from the Latin adjective integer, meaning whole or complete [American Heritage Dictionary, 2000]. In this context, integrity is the inner sense of "wholeness" deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. As such, one may judge that others "have integrity" to the extent that they act according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold.
- Berman 2008 (†586 p.55): The condition when data is unchanged from its source and has not been accidently or maliciously modified, altered, or destroyed. (†1179)
- CNSS-4009 (†730 p.38): The property whereby an entity has not been modified in an unauthorized manner. (†1737)
- Cohen 2008 (†652 p. 174): In most cases, the integrity of content is most important to its utility because, even if it is available and kept confidential, properly audited, and under use control, if it is wrong, its utility is poor. If it is wrong in specific ways, it can be very harmful. Integrity is often broken down into the integrity of the source, protection from inappropriate or unauthorized changes in the content, and assurance that the content represents an accurate reflection of reality suitable for the purpose. (†1483)
- ISACA Glossary (†743 s.v. integrity): The guarding against improper information modification or destruction, and includes ensuring information nonrepudiation and authenticity. (†1783)
- NIST 2013 (†734 p. B-12): Guarding against improper information modification or destruction, and includes ensuring information non-repudiation and authenticity. [44 U.S.C., Sec. 3542] (†1832)