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build tool

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A build tool is a programming utility that automates a software build task, such as ensuring that the proper source code files are compiled and that ...

JAD (Joint Application Development)

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JAD (Joint Application Development) is a methodology that involves the client or end user in the design and development of an application, through a ...

bug

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In computer technology, a bug is a coding error in a computer program.

pen test (penetration testing)

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Penetration testing (also called pen testing) is a tool for testing a computer system, network or Web application to find vulnerabilities that an ...

requirements analysis (requirements engineering)

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Requirements analysis, also called requirements engineering, is the process of determining user expectations for a new or modified product... (...

authorization

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Authorization is the process of giving someone permission to do or have something.

access control list (ACL)

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An access control list (ACL) is a table that tells a computer operating system which access rights each user has to a particular system object, such ...

3-tier application

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A 3-tier application is an application program that is organized into three major parts, each of which is distributed to a different place or places ...

model-driven development (MDD)

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Model-driven development (MDD) is a paradigm for writing and implementing computer programs quickly, effectively and at minimum cost.

shotgun debugging

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Shotgun debugging is the debugging of a program, hardware, or system problem using the approach of trying several possible solutions at the same time...

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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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  • biometrics

    Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people's unique physical and behavioral characteristics.

  • principle of least privilege (POLP)

    The principle of least privilege (POLP), an important concept in computer security, is the practice of limiting access rights for...

  • identity management (ID management)

    Identity management (ID management) is the organizational process for identifying, authenticating and authorizing individuals or ...

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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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