Glossary of Key Terms

21 CFR Part 11

A title in the Code of Federal Regulations that deals with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines on electronic records and signatures. This title requires industries that fall under FDA regulation to implement controls such as audits, audit trails, electronic signatures, and policies for software and systems that process electronic data.



The ability of a subject and an object to interact.

Access control

The process or mechanism of granting or denying use of a resource; typically applied to users or generic network traffic.

Access control entry (ACE)

An element of the access control list.

Access control list (ACL)

A list of security policies that is associated with an object.

Access mask

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