Definitions[edit | edit source]

Improper usage is

[a]ny incident resulting from violation of an organization's acceptable usage policies by an authorized user. . . .[1]
incidents where a user violates acceptable computing policies or rules of behavior. These include incidents like the spillage of information from one classification level to another.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-61, at 2.
  2. Executive Office of the President, "Annual Report to Congress: Federal information Security Management Act" 15 (Office of Management and Budget) (Feb. 27, 2015) (full-text).
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