Access Control Mechanism

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An access control mechanism is a security safeguard (i.e., hardware and software features, physical controls, operating procedures, management procedures, and various combinations of these) designed to detect and deny unauthorized access and permit authorized access to an information system or physical facility.

Related Term: Access Control, Authentication, Compromised, Credentials. Identity and Access Management, Password, Two-Factor Authentication

Source: CNSSI 4009

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