Glossary of Key Terms


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 Web sites, and conducts advertising on a user’s computer. Adware also displays pop-up advertisements.

Affidavit | A sworn written statement.

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