Glossary of Key Terms


Access control

The process of providing and denying access to objects.

Access Control Entry (ACE)

An individual entry in a DACL.

Access Control List (ACL)

The list of access permissions for an object.

Active Directory

Shared database of domain users, groups, computers, resources, and other information, along with network functionality to centralize and standardize network management and interoperation.

Administrative control

A management action, written policy, procedure, guideline, regulation, law, or rule of any kind.

Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

An encryption algorithm adopted by the U.S. government in 2002 as the standard for encryption operations.


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