FSB outlines ‘cyber lexicon’

The Bank for International Settlements, Basel
Photo: Ulrich Roth

The Financial Stability Board has set out a draft “cyber lexicon” in an effort to find a common language with which to share information on cyber security.

In a consultation launched on July 2, the FSB defines 50 core terms related to cyber security, ranging from the broad – the term “cyber” is itself defined – to the specific, such as “defence-in-depth” or “identity access management”.

The lexicon is designed to be narrow in scope, and to avoid both technical terms and those that are applied

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