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logical access control system

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): 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)

  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 personal identification number (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):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4)