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    access list (AL)

    An access list (AL) is a list of permissions used in physical and information technology (IT) security to control who is allowed contact with a corporate asset.  The asset can be a building, a room or a computer file. 

  • agreed-upon procedures (AUP)

    Agreed-upon procedures are the standards a company or client outlines when it hires an external party to perform an audit on specific tests or business process and then report on the results.

  • AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

    The AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) is a member association for the accounting profession that sets ethical standards for accountants, as well as U.S. auditor standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations and the government.

  • Altman Z-score

    The Altman Z-score is a statistic that is useful for evaluating the financial health of a publicly traded manufacturing company. 

  • audit log (AL)

    An audit log is a document that records an event in an information (IT) technology system.

  • audit program (audit plan)

    An audit program, also called an audit plan, is an action plan that documents what procedures an auditor will follow to validate that an organization is in conformance with compliance regulations.

  • autoclassification

    Autoclassification is an intelligent technology found in some content management systems (CMS) wherein documents are scanned and automatically assigned categories and keywords based on the content within the documents.

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