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Legal Issues in Information Security by Joanna Lyn Grama

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Glossary of Key Terms

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Acceptable use policy (AUP)

States the proper use an organization's information technology resources.

Actus reus

A Latin term used to describe a crime. It means "guilty act."

Administrative procedure

Sets forth the process under which administrative agencies make and enforce rules.

Administrative safeguards

Management and regulatory controls. These safeguards are usually policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures. They also can be the laws an organization must follow.

Adware

Software that displays advertising banners, re-directs a user to Web sites, and conducts advertising on a user's computer. Adware also displays pop-up advertisements.

Affidavit

A sworn written statement.

Annual rate of occurrence (ARO)

How many times a threat ...

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