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Can't tell 'smtp' from 'snmp'? Find the precise meaning of these and hundreds of other security-related terms in our convenient and up-to-date Security Dictionary.
lattice model
(I) A security model for flow control in a system, based on the lattice that is formed by the finite security levels in a system and their partial ordering. [Denn] (See: flow control, security level, security model.)

(C) The model describes the semantic structure formed by a finite set of security levels, such as those used in military organizations.

(C) A lattice is a finite set together with a partial ordering on its elements such that for every pair of elements there is a least upper bound and a greatest lower bound. For example, a lattice is formed by a finite set S of security levels -- i.e., a set S of all ordered pairs (x, c), where x is one of a finite set X of hierarchically ordered classification levels (X1, ..., Xm), and c is a (possibly empty) subset of a finite set C of non-hierarchical categories (C1, ..., Cn) -- together with the "dominate" relation. (See: dominate.)

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