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Glossary of Key Terms

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Acceptable use policy (AUP) |
States the proper use of an organization’s information technology resources.
Actus reus |
A Latin term used to describe a crime. It means “guilty act.”
Administrative procedure |
Sets forth the process under which administrative agencies make and enforce rules.
Administrative safeguards |
Management and regulatory controls. These safeguards are usually policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures. They also can be the laws an organization must follow.
Adware |
Software that displays advertising banners, redirects a user to websites, ...

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