Glossary of Key Terms

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Acceptable use policies (AUPs)

Formal written policies that describe proper and unacceptable behavior when using computer and network systems. For example, an acceptable use policy may set rules on what type of Web site browsing is permitted or if personal e-mails over the Internet are allowed.

Access control list (ACL)

An implementation technique to control access to a resource by maintaining a table of authorized user IDs.

Active content

Software or plug-ins that run within a client browser, usually when visiting certain Web sites. Examples include Java applets, JavaScript, and ActiveX controls.

Apathy

A state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation and passion.

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