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machine code

Machine code, also known as machine language, is the elemental language of computers, comprising a long sequence of binary digital zeros and ones (bits). See More

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reverse engineering

Reverse engineering is taking apart an object to see how it works in order to duplicate or enhance the object.

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Software security podcast library

SearchSecurity.com is pleased to partner with Gary McGraw to feature his monthly Silver Bullet software security podcasts, which discuss best ...

Security for applications: What tools and principles work?

Better app security requires both designing security in and protecting it from without. Learn how to work it from both angles and what tools you'll ...

Why threat models are crucial for secure software development

Threat modeling is an important component of the secure software development process. Steve Lipner of SafeCode explains how threat models benefit ...

Foxit Reader vulnerabilities: What can be done to mitigate them?

Two critical, zero-day Foxit Reader vulnerabilities haven't been patched and pose a threat to enterprises. Judith Myerson explains the ...

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  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces.

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

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  • FIDO (Fast Identity Online)

    FIDO (Fast ID Online) is a set of technology-agnostic security specifications for strong authentication. FIDO is developed by the...

  • cryptanalysis

    Cryptanalysis is the study of ciphertext, ciphers and cryptosystems with the aim of understanding how they work and finding and ...

  • Trojan horse (computing)

    In computing, a Trojan horse is a program that appears harmless, but is, in fact, malicious.

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  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

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  • personal cloud storage (PCS)

    Personal cloud storage (PCS) enables users to store data, photos, music, videos and other files on a local network-attached ...

  • cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement)

    A cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement) is an agreement between a cloud service provider and a customer that ensures a ...

  • wear leveling

    Wear leveling is a process that is designed to extend the life of solid-state storage devices.

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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