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LACS

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Logical Access Control System

Definition(s):

  An automated system that controls an individual’s ability to access one or more computer system resources such as a workstation, network, application, or database. A logical access control system requires validation of an individual’s identity through some mechanism such as a PIN, card, biometric, or other token. It has the capability to assign different access privileges to different persons depending on their roles and responsibilities in an organization.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Logical Access Control System FICAM Roadmap and Implementation Guidance