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  • January 31, 2014 31 Jan'14

    actionable intelligence

    Actionable intelligence is information that can be acted upon, with the further implication that actions should be taken. Actionable intelligence, or actionable insight, is often spoken of in terms of big data, as much of the challenge inherent in ...  Continue Reading

  • January 31, 2014 31 Jan'14

    actionable

    Actionable, in a business context, is an adjective referring to things that can be acted upon. The word is used in several business and information technology (IT) contexts. Actionable intelligence, for example, is information that leads an ...  Continue Reading

  • January 31, 2014 31 Jan'14

    action item

    An action item is a discrete task that must be accomplished, usually by a single individual or a small team or group. Action items typically arise from meetings and should always be clearly documented.  Continue Reading

  • January 31, 2014 31 Jan'14

    geospatial analysis

    Geospatial analysis is the gathering, display, and manipulation of imagery, GPS, satellite photography and historical data, described explicitly in terms of geographic coordinates or implicitly, in terms of a street address, postal code, or forest ...  Continue Reading

  • January 31, 2014 31 Jan'14

    geothermal energy

    Geothermal energy is renewable, clean power derived from the thermal energy in subterranean earth. The earth’s thermal energy is created by the decay of radioactive elements in the earth along with the heat from the sun and that remaining from the ...  Continue Reading

  • January 31, 2014 31 Jan'14

    stepper

    A stepper is a machine used to project the image of a circuit in photolithographic semiconductor fabrication. The stepper conducts light exposure through a mask to project the circuit’s image, much like a negative image in standard photography.  Continue Reading

  • January 30, 2014 30 Jan'14

    crowdsource testing

    Crowdsource testing is the practice of sending out prototype software and products to broad groups of people for testing rather than having testing performed internally. Crowdsource testing allows more individuals to participate, often at a reduced ...  Continue Reading

  • January 30, 2014 30 Jan'14

    synthetic identity theft

    Synthetic identity theft is the fraudulent use of stolen personally identifiable information (PIF) that is combined with made-up details to create a false identity. The thief may steal an individual's social security number, for example, and use it ...  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2014 29 Jan'14

    Roots of Trust (RoT)

    Roots of Trust (RoT) is a set of functions in the trusted computing module that are always trusted by the computer’s operating system (OS). The RoT serves as separate compute engine controlling the trusted computing platform cryptographic processor ...  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2014 29 Jan'14

    enterprise data replication (EDR)

    Enterprise data replication (EDR) is the process of copying or moving enterprise data from one storage system to another. EDR began as database replication, when it involved moving a set of data from one database to another database of the same kind.  Continue Reading

  • January 29, 2014 29 Jan'14

    John the Ripper

    John the Ripper is a popular free password cracking tool that combines several different cracking programs and runs in both brute force and dictionary attack modes. Originally developed for Unix-derived systems, the software is now available for ...  Continue Reading

  • January 28, 2014 28 Jan'14

    password blacklist

    A password blacklist is a list of words disallowed as user passwords due to their commonplace use. Blacklists may also incorporate rules to prevent the use of common passwords with frequently-used modifications such as capital letters, standard ...  Continue Reading

  • January 28, 2014 28 Jan'14

    password entropy

    Password entropy is a measurement of how unpredictable a password is. Password entropy is based on the character set used (which is expansible by using lowercase, uppercase, numbers as well as symbols) as well as password length. Password entropy ...  Continue Reading

  • January 28, 2014 28 Jan'14

    password strength meter

    A password strength meter is an indicator, either in graphical or text form, of the strength of a password as entered by a user. A password strength meter shows how resistant a given password might be to cracking attempts like brute force attacks.  Continue Reading

  • January 27, 2014 27 Jan'14

    helium hard drive

    A helium drive is a hard disk that exploits the characteristic lightness of that gas to increase the medium’s potential speed and storage density. Potential speed and density are increased because helium, which is less dense than air, creates less ...  Continue Reading

  • January 27, 2014 27 Jan'14

    bioplastic

    A bioplastic is a substance made from organic biomass sources, unlike conventional plastics which are made from petroleum. Bioplastics are made by a number of different processes. Some use a micro-organism to process base materials, such as ...  Continue Reading

  • January 27, 2014 27 Jan'14

    carbon tax

    A carbon tax is a levy charged as a penalty for the emission of greenhouse gases, caused by burning hydrocarbons. Carbon taxes can be seen as a disincentive tax for the consumption of oil and gas energy. All fossil fuels, such as gasoline, natural ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2014 21 Jan'14

    Proteus effect

    The Proteus effect is the tendency for people to be affected by their digital representations, such as avatars, dating profiles and social media personas. Typically, people's behavior shifts in accordance with their representatives. For example, in ...  Continue Reading

  • January 20, 2014 20 Jan'14

    hue, saturation, and brightness

    Hue, saturation, and brightness are aspects of color in the red, green, and blue (RGB) scheme.  Continue Reading

  • January 20, 2014 20 Jan'14

    segregation of duties (SoD)

    Segregation of duties (SoD) is an internal control designed to prevent error and fraud by ensuring that at least two individuals are responsible for the separate parts of any task. SoD involves breaking down tasks that might reasonably be completed ...  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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