Browse Definitions :
Definition

de jure standard

Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore

A de jure standard is a technology, method or product that has been officially endorsed for a given application.

De jure, from Medieval Latin, means from law. The term refers not only to legally protected or enforced standards but also to those that have been endorsed by an official standards organization, such as ANSI (American National Standards Institute) or IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force).

Examples of de jure standards include:

  • ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange), the most common format for text files in computers and on the Internet. 
  • SCSI (Small Computer System Interface), a set of ANSI standard electronic interfaces that allow personal computers to communicate with peripheral hardware.
  • TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is the IETF-endorsed standard communication language or protocol of the Internet.

De jure standards contrast with de facto standards, which gain prominence through widespread use rather than official endorsement.

This was last updated in February 2014

Continue Reading About de jure standard

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

SearchSecurity

  • reverse brute-force attack

    A reverse brute-force attack is a type of brute-force attack in which an attacker uses a common password against multiple ...

  • orphan account

    An orphan account, also referred to as an orphaned account, is a user account that can provide access to corporate systems, ...

  • voice squatting (skill squatting)

    Voice squatting is an attack vector for voice user interfaces (VUIs) that exploits homonyms (words that sound the same but are ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity policy

    Business continuity policy is the set of standards and guidelines an organization enforces to ensure resilience and proper risk ...

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • warm site

    A warm site is a type of facility an organization uses to recover its technology infrastructure when its primary data center goes...

SearchStorage

  • primary storage (main storage)

    Primary storage is the collective methods and technologies used to capture and retain digital information that is in active use ...

  • RAM (Random Access Memory)

    RAM (Random Access Memory) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

  • cache memory

    Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is high-speed static random access memory (SRAM) that a computer microprocessor can access ...

Close