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Port Address Translation (PAT)

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Port Address Translation (PAT), is an extension to network address translation (NAT) that permits multiple devices on a local area network (LAN) to ...

Regional Internet Registry (RIR)

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A Regional Internet Registry (RIR) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees Internet Protocol (IP) address space and the Autonomous System (AS)...

ISO/IEC 17799: Code of Practice for Information Security Management

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ISO/IEC 17799: Code of Practice for Information Security Management is a generic set of best practices for the security of information systems. ...


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In agile software development, a stand-up is a daily progress meeting, traditionally held within a development area. Business customers may attend ...

integer overflow

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Integer overflow is the result of trying to place into computer memory an integer (whole number) that is too large for the integer data type in a ...

cross-site request forgery (XSRF or CSRF)

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Cross-site request forgery (XSRF or CSRF) is a method of attacking a Web site in which an intruder masquerades as a legitimate and trusted user... (...

context-driven testing

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Context-driven testing is a paradigm for developing and debugging computer software that takes into account the ways in which the programs will be ...

software requirements specification (SRS)

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A software requirements specification (SRS) is a comprehensive description of the intended purpose and environment for software under development. ...

PERT chart (Program Evaluation Review Technique)

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A PERT chart is a project management tool used to schedule, organize, and coordinate tasks within a project.

V-Model (Vee-Model)

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The V-Model, also called the Vee-Model, is a product-development process originally developed in Germany for government defense projects... (...



  • 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. A...

  • 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 ...


  • cloud ecosystem

    A cloud ecosystem is a complex system of interdependent components that all work together to enable cloud services.

  • cloud services

    Cloud services is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of resources provided over the internet, or to professional ...

  • uncloud (de-cloud)

    The term uncloud describes the action or process of removing applications and data from a cloud computing platform.


  • federated identity management (FIM)

    Federated identity management (FIM) is an arrangement that can be made among multiple enterprises to let subscribers use the same...

  • cross-site scripting (XSS)

    Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of injection security attack in which an attacker injects data, such as a malicious script, ...

  • firewall

    In computing, a firewall is software or firmware that enforces a set of rules about what data packets will be allowed to enter or...




  • bad block

    A bad block is an area of storage media that is no longer reliable for storing and retrieving data because it has been physically...

  • all-flash array (AFA)

    An all-flash array (AFA), also known as a solid-state storage disk system, is an external storage array that uses only flash ...

  • volume manager

    A volume manager is software within an operating system (OS) that controls capacity allocation for storage arrays.


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

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