Outsider

Definition(s)


Outsider

Person or group not trusted with inside access, who may or may not be known to the targeted organization.

Source:  DNVGL-RP-G108, Cyber security in the oil and gas industry based on IEC 62443, DNV GL, September 2017. Global Standards

Outsider

Person or group not “trusted” with inside access, who may or may not be known to the targeted organization (See “insider”).

  • NOTE: Outsiders may or may not have been insiders at one time.

Source: ANSI/ISA–99.00.01–2007, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, Part 1: Terminology, Concepts, and Models, 29 October 2007. National Standard