Chapter 11

Access Controls

Lauren Collins,    kCura Corporation

Application of security policies for computers and their systems and procedures leads into the mechanism of access control. The fundamental goal of any access control instrument is to provide a verifiable system for assuring the protection of information from unauthorized or inappropriate access, as outlined in one or more security policies. Generally, this translation from security policy to access control implementation is dependent on the nature of the policy and involves the inclusion of confidentiality and integrity. Systems are responsible for verifying the authenticity of an individual to gain access to a space, or to detect and exclude a computer program failing a spoof test ...

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