Definition Edit

Individual accountability

requires individual users to be held accountable for their actions after being notified of the rules of behavior in the use of the system and the penalties associated with the violation of those rules.[1]
[t]he ability to associate positively the identity of a user with the time, method, and degree of access to a system.[2]

References Edit

  1. DM3595-001, at 15.
  2. Department of Defense, National Computer Security Center, Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988).

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