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  • July 20, 2009 20 Jul'09

    Ogg Theora

    Ogg Theora is an open-source video codec being developed by the Xiph.  Continue Reading

  • July 20, 2009 20 Jul'09

    computer hardware chart

    This handy computer hardware quick look-up was designed by Sonic84.  Continue Reading

  • July 18, 2009 18 Jul'09

    nettop

    A nettop is a small, low-power and relatively inexpensive desktop computer.  Continue Reading

  • July 16, 2009 16 Jul'09

    DNS redirection

    DNS redirection is the controversial practice of serving a Web page to a user that is different from either the one requested or one that might reasonably be expected, such as an error page.  Continue Reading

  • July 14, 2009 14 Jul'09

    Massachusetts data protection law

    What is the Massachusetts data protection law?The Massachusetts data protection law is legislation that stipulates security requirements for organizations that handle the private data of residents.  Continue Reading

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    BIOS attack

    A BIOS attack is an exploit that infects the BIOS with malicious code and is persistent through reboots and attempts to reflash the firmware.  Continue Reading

  • July 13, 2009 13 Jul'09

    Modes of Attack

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about online security attacks and current attack methods. Test yourself.  Continue Reading

  • July 10, 2009 10 Jul'09

    GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader)

    GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) is a boot loader package developed to support multiple operating systems and allow the user to select among them during boot-up.  Continue Reading

  • July 09, 2009 09 Jul'09

    GNU GRUB

    GNU GRUB (or just GRUB) is a boot loader package that supports multiple operating systems on a computer... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • July 08, 2009 08 Jul'09

    disk image

    A disk image is a copy of the entire contents of a storage device, such as a hard drive, DVD, or CD.  Continue Reading

  • July 08, 2009 08 Jul'09

    Jack Kilby

    Jack Kilby is generally credited with being the inventor of the integrated circuit (IC).  Continue Reading

  • July 08, 2009 08 Jul'09

    disk cloning

    Disk cloning is the act of copying the contents of a computer's hard drive.  Continue Reading

  • July 03, 2009 03 Jul'09

    degrees of freedom

    Degrees of freedom, in a mechanics context, are specific, defined modes in which a mechanical device or system can move.  Continue Reading

  • July 02, 2009 02 Jul'09

    Firefox 3.5

    Firefox 3.5 is a version of the Mozilla Foundation's Web browser that was released in June 2009.  Continue Reading

  • July 01, 2009 01 Jul'09

    yak shaving

    Yak shaving is programming lingo for the seemingly endless series of small tasks that have to be completed before the next step in a project can move forward.  Continue Reading

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  • 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 ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

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  • computer exploit

    A computer exploit, or exploit, is an attack on a computer system, especially one that takes advantage of a particular ...

  • cyberwarfare

    Cyberwarfare is computer- or network-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks by a nation-state on another ...

  • insider threat

    Insider threat is a generic term for a threat to an organization's security or data that comes from within.

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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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  • OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder)

    OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) is open source software designed to create and manage a service that provides persistent data ...

  • SATA Express (SATAe)

    SATA Express (SATAe or Serial ATA Express) is a bus interface to connect storage devices to a computer motherboard, supporting ...

  • DIMM (dual in-line memory module)

    A DIMM (dual in-line memory module) is the standard memory card used in servers and PCs.

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  • hybrid flash array

    A hybrid flash array is a solid-state storage system that contains a mix of flash memory drives and hard disk drives.

  • 3D XPoint

    3D XPoint is memory storage technology jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.

  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

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  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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