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Glossary of Key Terms


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 website browsing is permitted or if personal emails 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 on certain websites. Examples include Java applets, JavaScript, and ActiveX controls.

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