Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

The following is a Glossary of Terms and Acronyms used throughout the book compiled here for your quick reference and convenience.

802.11

IEEE standard that specifies 1 Mbps and 2 Mbps wireless connectivity. Defines aspects of frequency hopping and direct-sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) systems for use in the 2.4 MHz ISM (industrial, scientific, medical) band. Also refers to the IEEE committee responsible for setting wireless LAN standards.

802.11a

Specifies high-speed wireless connectivity in the 5GHz band using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) with data rates up to 54 Mbps.

802.11b

Specifies high-speed wireless connectivity in the 2.4GHz ISM band up to 11 Mbps.

abuse

Malicious misuse, with the objective of intentional denial, alteration, or destruction.

acceptance testing

A type of testing used to determine whether the software is acceptable to the actual users.

access

A specific type of interaction between a subject and an object that results in the flow of information from one to the other.

access control mechanism

Hardware or software features, operating procedures, management procedures, and various combinations thereof that are designed to detect and prevent unauthorized access and to permit authorized access in an automated system.

access control

The process of limiting access to system or software resources only to authorized programs, processes, or other systems (on a network). This term is synonymous with controlled access and limited access ...

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