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DEFINITIONS OF TERMS USED IN THIS ANNEX

"Intrusion software" (4) means "software" specially designed or modified to avoid detection by 'monitoring tools', or to defeat 'protective countermeasures', of a computer or network-capable device, and performing any of the following:

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS USED IN THIS ANNEX

"Intrusion software" (4) means "software" specially designed or modified to avoid detection by 'monitoring tools', or to defeat 'protective countermeasures', of a computer or network-capable device, and performing any of the following:

  1. The extraction of data or information, from a computer or network-capable device, or the modification of system or user data; or
  2. The modification of the standard execution path of a program or process in order to allow the execution of externally provided instructions.
Notes:

  1. "Intrusion software" does not include any of the following:
    1. Hypervisors, debuggers or Software Reverse Engineering (SRE) tools;
    2. Digital Rights Management (DRM) "software"; or
    3. "Software" designed to be installed by manufacturers, administrators or users, for the purposes of asset tracking or recovery.
  2. Network-capable devices include mobile devices and smart meters.

Technical Notes:

  1. 'Monitoring tools' : "software" or hardware devices, that monitor system behaviours or processes running on a device. This includes antivirus (AV) products, end point security products, Personal Security Products (PSP), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) or firewalls.
  2. 'Protective countermeasures' : techniques designed to ensure the safe execution of code, such as Data Execution Prevention (DEP), Address Space Layout Randomisation (ASLR) or sandboxing.

N.B.:   Category references are given in brackets after the defined term.

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