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Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)

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The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is a United States federal statute that prohibits a third party from intercepting or disclosing ...

Credit CARD Act (Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009)

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The Credit CARD Act is legislation governing the behavior of credit card companies in the United States. The self-stated purpose of the Act is "To ...

bottleneck

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A bottleneck is a stage in a process that causes the entire process to slow down or stop. In a communications context, a bottleneck is a point in ...

extranet

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An extranet is a private network that uses Internet technology and the public telecommunication system to securely share part of a business's ...

WAN interface card (WIC)

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A WAN interface card, or WIC, is a specialized network interface card (NIC) that allows devices to connect to a wide area network.

WGate (Web gateway)

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WGate (for Web gateway) is one of two major components of the Internet Transaction Server (ITS) from SAP, the software company that provides a ...

Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)

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Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is an extension of the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) used by an Internet service provider (ISP) to ...

ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)

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ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is a set of CCITT/ITU standards for digital transmission over ordinary telephone copper wire, as well as ...

capacity planning

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In information technology, capacity planning is the science and art of estimating the space, computer hardware, software and connection ...

T1 (T-1)

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Also see the T-carrier system, of which the T1 is a part.

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  • 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.

  • 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 ...

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  • FIDO (Fast Identity Online)

    FIDO (Fast ID Online) is a set of technology-agnostic security specifications for strong authentication. FIDO is developed by the...

  • cryptanalysis

    Cryptanalysis is the study of ciphertext, ciphers and cryptosystems with the aim of understanding how they work and finding and ...

  • Trojan horse (computing)

    In computing, a Trojan horse is a program that appears harmless, but is, in fact, malicious.

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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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  • cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement)

    A cloud SLA (cloud service-level agreement) is an agreement between a cloud service provider and a customer that ensures a ...

  • wear leveling

    Wear leveling is a process that is designed to extend the life of solid-state storage devices.

  • storage area network (SAN)

    A storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated high-speed network or subnetwork that interconnects and presents shared pools of ...

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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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