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unauthorized access

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A person gains logical or physical access without permission to a network, system, application, data, or other resource.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 under Unauthorized Access (NIST SP 800-61)

  Any access that violates the stated security policy.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015