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Access Control
  • The body of strategies and practices that a company uses to prevent improper access. The policy-driven limitation of access to systems, data, and dialogues.
  • The process of limiting access to resources, to authorized users, programs, processes, or other networks. Access control is synonymous with controlled access and controlled accessibility. (AR 380-380;)
  • The process of limiting access to information or to resources of an ADP system to only authorized users. (DOE 5636. 2A;)
  • The process of limiting access to the resources of an ADP system only to authorized users, programs, processes, or other ADP systems (in computer networks). Synonymous with controlled access, controlled accessibility. (FIPS PUB 39;; NCSC-WA-001-85;)