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CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition by Chuck Cothren, Roger Davis, Dwayne Williams, Gregory White, Wm. Arthur Conklin

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Logical Access Controls

Access control lists (ACLs) are as important to logical access controls as they are to the control of physical access to the organization and its resources. An ACL is simply a list of the individuals (or groups) that are granted access to a specific resource. It can also include the type of access they have (that is, what actions they can perform on or with the resource). Logical access controls refer to those mechanisms that are used to control who may gain electronic access (access to data or resources from a computer system or network as opposed to physical access to the system itself) to the organization’s computer systems and networks. Before setting the system’s access controls, you must establish the security policies ...

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