DICOM PS3.15 2017d - Security and System Management Profiles

3.10 DICOM Security Profile Definitions

The following definitions are commonly used in this Part of the DICOM Standard:

Secure Transport Connection:

a Transport Connection that provides some level of protection against tampering, eavesdropping, masquerading.

Message Authentication Code:

A digest or hash code derived from a subset of Data Elements.

Certificate:

An electronic document that identifies a party and that party's public encryption algorithm, parameters, and key. The Certificate also includes, among other things, the identity and a digital signature from the entity that created the certificate. The content and format of a Certificate are defined by ITU-T Recommendation X.509.

DICOM PS3.15 2017d - Security and System Management Profiles