Glossary of Key Terms


An abbreviation for 10 gigabit Ethernet LAN.


Acceptable use policy (AUP)

An organization-wide policy that defines what is allowed and disallowed regarding use of IT assets by employees.

Access controls

Methods used to restrict and allow access to resources.


Associating actions with users for later reporting and research.


In the context of monitoring information system activity, accounting is the process of recording events in log files.


The formal acceptance by the authorizing official of the risk of implementing the system.


Refers to an educational institution that has successfully undergone evaluation by an external body to determine whether the institution meets applicable ...

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