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Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

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The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) is a methodology used to develop and refine an organization's software development process.

memory-scraping malware

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Memory-scraping malware is a type of malware that helps hackers to find personal data. It examines memory to search for sensitive data that is not ...

stress testing

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Stress testing is the process of determining the ability of a computer, network, program or device to maintain a certain level of effectiveness under...

Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE)

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SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination) is an international framework for assessment of software processes developed ...

pigs and chickens

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Pigs and chickens is an analogy used in the Scrum software development model to define the type of role an attendee can play at a daily scrum meeting.


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A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. (Continued...)

Trusted Computing Group (TCG)

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The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization that was formed in 2003 to define, develop and promote security specifications for...

CGI scanner

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A CGI (common gateway interface) scanner is a program that searches for known vulnerabilities in Web servers and application programs by testing HTTP...

session prediction (credential/session prediction)

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Session prediction, also called credential/session prediction, is a method of surreptitiously obtaining data (called a session ID) about an ...

reuse-oriented model or reuse-oriented development (ROD)

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The reuse-oriented model, also called reuse-oriented development (ROD), is a method of software development in which a program is refined by ...



  • 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 ...


  • 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...




  • 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.

  • external storage device

    An external storage device, also referred to as auxiliary storage and secondary storage, is a device that contains all the ...


  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

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