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Glossary

3DES

Also known as Triple Digital Encryption Standard (DES). A symmetric block cipher algorithm used for encryption.

802.1X

The IEEE standard that defines port-based security for wireless network access control. It offers a means of authentication and defines the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) over IEEE 802, and it is often known as EAP over LAN (EAPOL).

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AAA

Acronym for three key areas of security: Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting.

acceptable use policy (AUP)

Agreed-upon principles set forth by a company to govern how the employees of that company may use resources such as computers and Internet access.

access attack

An attack aimed at gaining access to resources.

access control

The means of giving or restricting user access to network resources. Access control is usually accomplished through the use of an access control list (ACL).


  

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