Account Settings

Definition: Account Settings is a phrase that describes the characteristics associated with an authorized user’s profile within a computer network. These values are usually established when the user is first enrolled as an authorized user. For example, the amount of time that a user’s password can remain active is a value or parameter that is associated with the user’s authorization profile. Other settings relate to permissions to access and alter documents and files.

A network administrator enters the values and ideally the settings align with the organization's security policies. Another example of the user’s profile or privileges on the network would be the ability to write or delete files. User access to your information assets are determined initial settings.

Its Relevance: Initiating the permissions for authorized users in a network must be directly related to the organization’s security policy. Considerable thought must be given to the nature of what tasks users can perform on the network or considerable vulnerabilities may be introduced into your infrastructure's computer security and network security.

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