Active Security Testing
– Security testing that involves direct interaction with a target, such as sending packets to a target. SOURCE: SP 800-115 Activities – An assessment object that includes specific protection-related pursuits or actions supporting an information system that involve people (e.g., conducting system backup operations, monitoring network traffic). SOURCE: SP 800-53A 4 Ad Hoc Network – A wireless network that dynamically connects wireless client devices to each other without the use of an infrastructure device, such as an access point or a base station. SOURCE: SP 800-121 Add-on Security – Incorporation of new hardware, software, or firmware safeguards in an operational information system.