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Designing Network Security Second Edition by Merike Kaeo

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Glossary

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802.1x:

A standard developed by the IEEE that enables authentication and key management for IEEE 802 local area networks.

access control:

Limiting the flow of information from the resources of a system only to authorized persons, programs, processes, or other systems in a network.

access point (AP):

In the context of wireless networking, it is a device that coordinates the wireless clients' use of wired resources.

accountability:

Holding people responsible for their actions.

accounting:

The methods by which one can establish who or what performed a certain action, such as tracking a user's data connection and logging system users.

Advanced Encryption Standard (AES):

A NIST–endorsed encryption standard in replacement of DES. It uses the Rijndael ...

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