Access Control Mechanism (ACM)

Access Control Mechanism (ACM) definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): ACM

Definition(s): Security safeguards (i.e., hardware and software features, physical controls, operating procedures, management procedures, and various combinations of these) designed to detect and deny unauthorized access and permit authorized access to an information system.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015

The logical component that serves to receive the access request from the subject, to decide, and to enforce the access decision.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-162

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary