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  • October 29, 2010 29 Oct'10

    CPE device

    A CPE device is telecommunications hardware located at the home or business of a customer.  Continue Reading

  • October 29, 2010 29 Oct'10

    CyberCemetery

    CyberCemetery is an online archive of websites, videos and documents that serves as an historic record for over 50 defunct United States government agencies and commissions.  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2010 28 Oct'10

    giant

    In networks, a giant is a packet, frame, cell, or other transmission unit that is too large.  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2010 28 Oct'10

    AAAA resource record

    An AAAA resource record is a record that stores a single IPv6 address.  Continue Reading

  • October 27, 2010 27 Oct'10

    Wi-Fi Direct

    Wi-Fi Direct is a peer-to-peer specification that allows devices certified for Wi-Fi Direct to exchange data without an Internet connection or a wireless router.  Continue Reading

  • October 22, 2010 22 Oct'10

    Information Security Breaches Survey (ISBS)

    The Information Security Breaches Survey is an independent security research effort in the U.K. It is carried out every two years by PriceWaterhouseCoopers to provide a snapshot of the state of security in U.K. business.  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    BS 10012:2009 (British Standard 10012:2009)

    British Standard 10012:2009 (BS 10012:2009) is a standard enacted by the U.K. government in order to further the privacy of sensitive personal information held by British corporations.  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    Information Assurance Standard 6 (IAS 6)

    The Information Assurance Standard 6 (IAS 6) is legislation enacted by the British government in May 2009 as part of its Security Policy Framework (SPF). SPF is a response to government data breaches uncovered in the government's Data Handling ...  Continue Reading

  • October 15, 2010 15 Oct'10

    clean technology (clean tech)

    Clean technology (clean tech) is a general term used to describe products, processes or services that reduce waste and require as few non-renewable resources as possible.  Continue Reading

  • October 14, 2010 14 Oct'10

    sexting

    Sexting is the act of sending or receiving sexually-explicit images and messages, typically between cell phones.  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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  • security information and event management (SIEM)

    Security information and event management (SIEM) is an approach to security management that seeks to provide a holistic view of ...

  • polymorphic virus

    A polymorphic virus is a harmful, destructive or intrusive type of malware that can change or 'morph,' making it difficult to ...

  • cyberterrorism

    According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, cyberterrorism is any 'premeditated, politically motivated attack against ...

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  • accountable care organization (ACO)

    An accountable care organization (ACO) is an association of hospitals, healthcare providers and insurers in which all parties ...

  • patient engagement

    Patient engagement is an ideal healthcare situation in which people are well-informed about -- and motivated to be involved -- in...

  • personal health record (PHR)

    A personal health record (PHR) is a collection of health-related information that is documented and maintained by the individual ...

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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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  • 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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