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ISO27000 and Information Security: A Combined Glossary by Steve G. Watkins, Alan Calder

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Acceptable use policy – an acceptable use policy sets out what the organisation considers acceptable behaviour on, and acceptable use of, e-mail and Internet access systems. A number of legal and employment (Human Rights Act and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act in the UK) issues affect the development and deployment of acceptable use policies, but this should not deter organisations from putting them in place.

Access – the opportunity (physical or logical or both) to use any information processing facilities or any component of them (e.g. a piece of data, an application, etc.).

Access agreement – this is an agreement, between an organisation and each of its employees, issued prior to release of a specific user name, in which the employee ...

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