Term:Firmware

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CNSSI 4009

Firmware - Program recorded in permanent or semipermanent computer memory.

FIPS 140-2

Firmware - the programs and data components of a cryptographic module that are stored in hardware (e.g., ROM, PROM, EPROM, EEPROM or FLASH) within the cryptographic boundary and cannot be dynamically written or modified during execution.

GAO-09-232G

Firmware - Program recorded in permanent or semi permanent computer memory.

NIST IR 7298

Firmware - The programs and data components of a cryptographic module that are stored in hardware within the cryptographic boundary and cannot be dynamically written or modified during execution. SOURCE: FIPS 140-2