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wireless mesh network (WMN)

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A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a mesh network created through the connection of wireless access points installed at each network user's locale.

direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) or direct sequence code division multiple access (DS-CDMA)

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Direct sequence spread spectrum, also known as direct sequence code division multiple access (DS-CDMA), is one of two approaches to spread spectrum ...

one-armed router

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A one-armed router is a router that routes traffic between virtual local area networks (VLANs).

cognitive radio (CR)

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Cognitive radio (CR) is a form of wireless communication in which a transceiver can intelligently detect which communication channels are in use and ...

patch cord

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A patch cord is a length of cable, with connectors on the ends, that is used to connect an end device to something else, such as a power source.

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. ...

stand-up

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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 ...

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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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