Unauthorized Access

Unauthorized Access definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): Any access that violates the stated security policy.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015

Actions that permit an unauthorized user to gain access to system resources or privileges.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-24

A person gains logical or physical access without permission to a network, system, application, data, or other resource.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 (NIST SP 800-61)

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary