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Label

Label

Information that either identifies an associated parameter or provides information regarding the parameter’s proper protection and use.  See  NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Label for more ...

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Latency

Latency

Time delay in processing voice packets. See NIST SP 800-58 for more information. 

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LDAP

LDAP

Light Director Access ProtocolThe Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, or LDAP, is a directory access protocol. In this document, LDAP refers to the protocol defined by ...

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Least Privilege

Least Privilege

The principle that a security architecture should be designed so that each entity is granted the minimum system resources and authorizations that the entity needs ...

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Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Evolution of a system, product, service, project, or other human-made entity from conception through retirement.   See the following for more information: NIST SP 800-161 under Life cycle ISO/IEC 15288.NISTIR ...

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Likelihood

Likelihood

A weighted factor based on a subjective analysis of the probability that a given threat is capable of exploiting a given vulnerability.See NIST SP 800-161 under Likelihood ...

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Likelihood of Occurrence

Likelihood of Occurrence

A weighted factor based on a subjective analysis of the probability that a given threat is capable of exploiting a given vulnerability or a set ...

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Limited User Account

Limited User Account

A user account with limited privileges on a computer.  See NIST SP 800-69 for more information. 

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Local Area Network (LAN)

Local Area Network (LAN)

A group of computers and other devices dispersed over a relatively limited area and connected by a communications link that enables any device to interact ...

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Log

Log

A record of the events occurring within an organization’s systems and networks. See NIST SP 800-92 for detailed information.  

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Log Analysis

Log Analysis

Studying log entries to identify events of interest or suppress log entries for insignificant events. See NIST SP 800-92 for detailed information.  

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Log Clearing

Log Clearing

Removing all entries from a log that precede a certain date and time. See NIST SP 800-92 for detailed information. 

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Log Entry

Log Entry

An individual record within a log.See NIST SP 800-92 for detailed information.

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Log Management

Log Management

The process for generating, transmitting, storing, analyzing, and disposing of log data.See NIST SP 800-92 for detailed information.

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