Appendix A. Glossary

THESE DEFINITIONS WILL GIVE YOU A BASIC understanding of the terms used throughout this book. As with many technical definitions, more information may be required to fully understand the concepts. A good place to find detailed definitions to these and other technical terms is at http://www.whatis.com.

Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

A policy that the user agrees to follow before being allowed to access a network.

access control list (ACL)

A table used by systems and systems software to define access rights.

ActiveX

The object-oriented language from Microsoft used to create mobile code.

air gap

A term used to ...

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