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COMSEC account

Administrative entity, identified by an account number, used to maintain accountability, custody, and control of COMSEC material. Administrative entity, identified by an account number, used to maintain accountability, custody, and control of COMSec material.


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<p>(1) A security principle stating that individuals must be able to be identified. With accountability, violations or attempted violations can be traced to individuals who can be held responsible for their actions. </p><p>(2) The ability to map a given activity or event back to the responsible party; the property that ensures that the actions of an entity can be traced to that entity. </p><p>(IS) Process of tracing information system activities to a responsible source. </p><p>(COMSEC) Principle that an individual is entrusted to safeguard and control equipment, keying material, and information and is answerable to proper authority for the loss or misuse of that equipment or information. </p><p>The process of holding someone responsible (accountable) for something. In this context, accountability is possible if a subject’s identity and actions can be tracked and verified.</p>
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Individual designated by proper authority to be responsible for the receipt, transfer, accounting, safeguarding, and destruction of COMSEC material assigned to a COMSEC account. Person designated by proper authority to be responsible for the receipt, transfer, accounting, safeguarding, and destruction of COMSec material assigned to a COMSec account.
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(1) The process, generally employing unique machinereadable names, that enables recognition of users or resources as identical to those previously described to the computer system. (2) The assignment of a name by which an entity can be referenced. The entity may be high level (such as a user) or low level (such as a process or communication channel). Process an information system uses to recognize an entity. The process by which a subject professes an identity and accountability is initiated. The identification process can consist of a user providing a username, a logon ID, a PIN, or a smart card or a process providing a process ID number.
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(COMSEC) Measures and controls taken to deny unauthorized individuals information derived from telecommunications and to ensure the authenticity of such telecommunications. Communications security includes cryptosecurity, transmission security, emission security, and physical security of COMSEC material.
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An element of the password policy’s programmatic controls that disables a user account after a specified number of failed logon attempts. Account lockout is an effective countermeasure to brute-force and dictionary attacks against a system’s logon prompt.
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