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  • November 25, 2015 25 Nov'15

    dark infrastructure

    Dark infrastructure is undocumented but active software or services whose existence and function is unknown to system administrators -- despite the fact that it may be integral to the continued operation of documented infrastructure.  Continue Reading

  • November 25, 2015 25 Nov'15

    GPS coordinates

    GPS coordinates are a unique identifier of a precise geographic location on the earth, usually expressed in alphanumeric characters.  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2015 24 Nov'15

    photonics

    Photonics is an area of study that involves the use of radiant energy (such as light), whose fundamental element is the photon.  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2015 24 Nov'15

    laser

    A laser is a coherent and focused beam of photons; coherent, in this context, means that it is all one wavelength, unlike ordinary light which showers on us in many wavelengths. The acronym laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated ...  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2015 24 Nov'15

    photon

    In some ways, visible light behaves like a wave phenomenon, but in other respects it acts like a stream of high-speed, submicroscopic particles.  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2015 23 Nov'15

    pseudonymity

    Pseudonymity is the near-anonymous state in which a user has a consistent identifier that is not their real name: a pseudonym. In pseudonymous systems, real identities are only available to site administrators.  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2015 23 Nov'15

    pseudo-anonymity

    Pseudo-anonymity is the appearance – but not the reality--of anonymity online. Most often, pseudo-anonymity enables anonymous posting and commenting.  Continue Reading

  • November 20, 2015 20 Nov'15

    IR LED (infrared light-emitting diode)

    An IR LED (infrared light emitting diode) is a solid state lighting (SSL) device that emits light in the infrared range of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum.  Continue Reading

  • November 19, 2015 19 Nov'15

    Dyslexie

    Dyslexie is a font designed for greater readability to help people who have difficulty reading. The Dyslexie font features characters that are more distinct from each other, so that letters with similar shapes such as “b” and “d” are less likely to ...  Continue Reading

  • November 18, 2015 18 Nov'15

    telehealth

    Telehealth is the practice of remotely conducting healthcare examinations or distributing health-related information. The term is closely associated with telemedicine, which is typically used to describe medical visits performed through ...  Continue Reading

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    saser (sound amplification by stimulated emission of radiation)

    The SASER is the sonic equivalent to the laser and is often referred to as a sound laser or acoustic laser. SASERs beam concentrated sound waves in the terahertz range.  Continue Reading

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    structured data

    Structured data contrasts with unstructured and semi-structured data. The three can be considered to exist on a continuum, with unstructured data being the least formatted and structured data being the most formatted. Data is increasingly amenable ...  Continue Reading

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    Anonymous

    Anonymous is a loosely organized hacktivist collective created to promote free speech, unimpeded access to information, and transparency in government and corporate activities.  Continue Reading

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    Yik Yak

    Yik Yak is a mobile app that allows users to post messages anonymously; the app aggregates and presents the posts of users within a particular geographical radius as a streaming data feed.  Continue Reading

  • November 12, 2015 12 Nov'15

    threat intelligence service (TI service)

    A threat intelligence service (TI service) is a provider of information about current or emerging threats that could negatively impact the security of a customer’s organization.  Continue Reading

  • November 11, 2015 11 Nov'15

    page authority (Web page authority)

    Page authority, in search engine optimization (SEO), is the value a search engine assigns a Web page. The higher the value, the more likely the search engine will return a Web page early in search query results.  Continue Reading

  • November 09, 2015 09 Nov'15

    threat intelligence feed (TI feed)

    A threat intelligence feed is an ongoing stream of data related to potential or current threats to an organization’s security. Threat intelligence feeds are a type of data feed that provides users with constantly updated information about potential ...  Continue Reading

  • November 06, 2015 06 Nov'15

    data feed

    A data feed is an ongoing stream of structured data that provides users with updates of current information from one or more sources.  Continue Reading

  • November 05, 2015 05 Nov'15

    threat intelligence (cyber threat intelligence)

    Threat intelligence, also known as cyber threat intelligence (CTI), is organized, analyzed and refined information about current or potential attacks that could negatively affect an organization.  Continue Reading

  • November 05, 2015 05 Nov'15

    SEO (search engine optimization)

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is an area of website development that seeks to improve the way content is ranked by search engines. To put the focus on the website visitor, its been suggested that acronym SEO should stand for search experience ...  Continue Reading

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  • 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.

  • audit program (audit plan)

    An audit program, also called an audit plan, is an action plan that documents what procedures an auditor will follow to validate ...

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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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  • nearline storage

    Nearline storage is the on-site storage of data on removable media.

  • application-aware storage

    Application-aware storage is a storage system with built-in intelligence about relevant applications and their utilization ...

  • Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)

    Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a technology that allows computers in a network to exchange data in main memory without ...

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  • 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 ...

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

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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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