CFA

(redirected from CFAS)
Also found in: Dictionary, Financial, Acronyms.

CFA

(Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986) Signed into law in 1986, the CFA was a significant step forward in criminalizing unauthorized access to computer systems and networks. The Act applies to "federal interest computers" that include any system used by the U.S. government as well as most financial institutions. It says that unauthorized penetration or other damage to such systems is a felony, as is trafficking in password or other access codes.

Violators are subject to fines of up to USD $250,000 per incident and up to 10 years in prison. Updates to the CFA passed in 1994 extended coverage to dissemination of viruses and worms. For more information, visit www.law.cornell.edu, and look up "Title 18, 1030." See also CompactFlash Association.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
Profit's conversations with qualified CFA charter holders, or those who have cleared certain levels of the certification, reveal that while the certification is perceived to be of immense educational value, it might not necessarily bear material benefits, at least in the short run, for those who hold the qualification.
Njeru, also a KFS service officer, said the CFAs sell the seedlings to companies, institutions and groups of people and individuals who come to plant trees in the forest.
CFA is a diverse mixture of particles containing aluminum, silicon, calcium, magnesium, and iron oxides that can readily adsorb ligands and proteins (Borcherding et al.
As with all current feedback amplifiers, CFA stability is dependent upon the feedback resistor used.
Firms with more than 209 partners are now less inclined to believe CFAs will generate more work for their firms
The CFA designation has been awarded to some 14,500 investment professionals by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (ICFA) in Charlottesville, Virginia, since 1963.
He cites the example of a new 65%-wood PP composite decking product produced with Safoam CFAs and lubricants on a conical counter-rotating twin-screw extruder.
* shares in the capital stock of a CFA of a Canadian taxpayer;
The FIE Rules may also result in FAPI to a CFA of a Canadian taxpayer, since a CFA is deemed to be a Canadian taxpayer for purposes of applying the FIE Rules.