Security Glossary - G

This glossary has been created to assist security professionals in defining security terms commonly used by the profession and the industry, worldwide. It is a developing list that will be maintained, and where appropriate, modified, and changed over time. Terms borrowed from related fields, such as engineering, investigations, safety, etc. will be included when deemed necessary for the security professional.

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Definition
gap analysis

​A technique for determining the steps to be taken in moving from a current state to a desired future-state.

  • NOTE: Can be used to establish a baseline.

[ANSI/ASIS SPC.4-2012] [ANSI/ASIS PSC.3-2013]