Glossary of Key Terms

802.11 A set of protocol standards, defined by IEEE, for wireless digital communications. There have been several defined: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac.

access control list (ACL) The list of permissions granted or denied that is attached to a file or folder.

account lockout policy A policy setting that locks a user out of a computer if he enters a password incorrectly a specified number of times. This setting is designed to thwart an intruder who uses a password-cracking utility in an attempt to compromise a user account.

Action Center A Windows 10 tool that provides a common location for all security-related configurations, as well as information on device-related problems.

Active Directory (AD) The ...

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