What is AAA in terms of Cyber Security ?
The abbreviation of AAA in term of cybersecurity is “Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting”.
It is a term for the framework for intelligently controlling ‘access’ to computer resources enforcing policies auditing usage and providing the information necessary to bill for services. These combined processes are considered important for effective network management and security.
The AAA framework is accounting, which measures the resources a user consumes during access. This can include the amount of the system time or the amount of data a user has sent and received during a session.
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Accounting is carried out by logging of session statistics and usage information and is used for authorization control, billing trend analysis, resource utilization capacity planning activities.