confidence [English]

Syndetic Relationships

InterPARES Definition

n. ~ Belief in the reliability or trustworthiness (of some thing or person).

General Notes

Confidence is an expectation of a positive outcome, as distinguished from competence, which is a measure of dependability and capability.

Other Definitions

  • Wikipedia (†387 s.v. confidence): A state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective.


  • CNSS-4009 (†730 p. 3): assurance ~ Measure of confidence that the security features, practices, procedures, and architecture of an information system accurately mediates and enforces the security policy. (†1716)
  • CNSS-4009 (†730 p. 5): authenticity ~ The property of being genuine and being able to be verified and trusted; confidence in the validity of a transmission, a message, or message originator. (†1718)
  • CSA and ISACA 2012 (†742 p. 6): [Survey respondents] are highly confident that cloud service performance, system outages and problem resolution – typical technology issues – are currently being addressed. They are less optimistic that issues such as provider longevity, an understanding of data ownership and custodian responsibilities, legal issues, contract lock-in, and exit strategies are be (†1712)
  • Flinders 2012 (†741 ): A survey of cloud users reveals regulatory failure to keep up with developments in technology is eroding confidence in cloud computing. (†1710)
  • Flinders 2012 (†741 ): The top ten factors eroding confidence in cloud computing are: 1. Government regulations keeping pace with the market; 2. Exit strategies; 3. International data privacy; 4. Legal issues; 5. Contract lock in; 6. Data ownership and custodian responsibilities; 7. Longevity of suppliers; 8. Integration of cloud with internal systems; 9. Credibility of suppliers; 10. Testing and assurance.  ¶Greg Grocholski, international president of ISACA, said it is interesting that governance issues recur repeatedly on the list of the top 10 concerns. “Cloud users recognise the value of this model, but are wrestling with such questions as data ownership, legal issues, contract lock-in, international data privacy and government regulations,” said Grocholski. (†1711)
  • Kurian 2013 (†576 s.v. confidence): Belief supported by facts that a certain action will be followed by certain results, as in consumer confidence. (†1095)