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Logical access controls

is used to determine what electronic information and systems users and other systems may access and what may be done to the information that is accessed. Methods for controlling logical access include requiring a user to enter a password to access information stored on a computer.[1]


  1. Government Accountability Office, Personal ID Verification: Agencies Should Set a Higher Priority on Using the Capabilities of Standardized Identification Cards 1 n.2 (GAO-11-751) (Sept. 2011) (full-text).