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Administrative security (also called procedural security) refers to the

[t]he management constraints, operational procedures, accountability procedures, and supplemental controls established to provide an acceptable level of protection for sensitive data.[1]
[m]anagement procedures and constraints to prevent unauthorized access to a system.[2]

Overview Edit

"Administrative security is usually understood to consist of methods and mechanisms that are implemented and executed primarily by people, rather than by automated systems."[3]

References Edit

  1. Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology, at 1.
  2. Internet Security Glossary, at 14 (RFC 4949).
  3. Id.

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