Definition Edit

Authentication controls

are used to verify the identity of the user accessing a computer or computer network and generally involve the use of passwords. The computer or computer system would require the input of a valid username and corresponding passwords to proceed with accessing the computer or computer system.[1]

References Edit

  1. The Internal Revenue Service Is Not Adequately Protecting Taxpayer Data on Laptop Computers and Other Portable Electronic Media Devices, at 15 n.15.

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