What is graduated security? - Definition from WhatIs.com


graduated security

Part of the Security management glossary:

Graduated security is approach to information technology (IT) security that provides several levels of protection based on threats, risks, available technology, support services, time, politics and budget. Generally, graduated security levels are classified as low, moderate, high and top secret. 

This was last updated in November 2010
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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