Access Control
16 definitions

Access Control
Access Control - The use of physical and procedural controls to ensure only authorized individuals or items are given access to a facility or secure area.
Access Control
Access Control ensures that resources are only granted to those users who are entitled to them.
Access Control
The process of limiting access to the resources of a system only to authorized programs, processes, or other systems (in a network). Synonymous with controlled access and limited access.
Access Control

A type of security system that restricts access to authorized users at certain times. Different access levels can be granted to different personnel.

Access Control

The prevention of unauthorized access to resources of a system or information system, including the prevention of their use in an unauthorized manner.

Access Control

The process of limiting access to the resources of an IS only to authorized users, programs, processes, or other systems.

Access Control

A protective measure that prevents unauthorized access and ensures authorized access to physical or logical assets.

Access Control

All activities accomplished for the purpose of controlling entry or reentry into an area that has either been evacuated or is under a sheltering protective action decision to minimize the radiation exposure of individuals because of radiological contamination. This function is needed to prevent the general public from entering restricted areas (sheltered and/or evacuated) and permitting only emergency workers with essential missions and limited members of the general public to enter.

Access Control

The process of granting or denying specific requests to: 1) obtain and use information and related information processing services; and 2) enter specific physical facilities (e.g., federal buildings, military establishments, border crossing entrances).

Access Control

(1) An aspect of security that utilizes hardware systems and specialized procedures to control and monitor the movement of individuals, vehicles, or materials into, out of, or within secured areas. Access to various points may be a function of authorization level or time, or a combination of the two. (2) The use of physical security as a means of controlling movement into or out of secured areas.

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Access Control has been defined 16 different ways in documents like Best Practices for Armed Security Officers in Federal Facilities, SANS Glossary of Terms, Definitions of Diplomatic Security Terms, and 7 more.

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