Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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Intrusion Prevention System

A form of access control. An IPS is much like an application firewall. Its intent is not only to detect a network attack but to prevent it. It neither requires nor involves human intervention in order to respond to a system attack.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: F99-101

Acronym(s): IPS

Associated term(s): Intrusion Detection System (IDS)