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  • Quiz: Compliance

    A quiz about compliance: What's the job title of the corporate official in charge of overseeing and managing compliance issues?

  • Quiz: Common Vulnerabilities

    A quiz about security vulnerabilities: An intruder might install this on a networked computer to collect user ids and passwords from other machines on the network.

  • Quiz: Business Intelligence

    A business intelligence tech quiz: What is an approach to selling goods and services in which a prospect explicitly agrees in advance to receive marketing information.

  • Quiz: Believe it or Not: Do you speak Geek?

    An April Fools tech quiz: The first computer ever designed, called the Difference Engine, was powered by a wind-up crank on the side. True or false?

  • Quiz: A taste for tech?

    A quiz about food-related tech terms: Does this prominent producer of hardware and software keep the doctor away?

  • Quiz: 10 hot green terms to keep you (and the planet) cool

    A quiz on green technology: This term describes surfing search engine results using an inverted palette, with white text on a black body, saving monitor wattage in the process. What is it?

  • Personality Test: What kind of geek are you?

    A WhatIs.com geek personality test. Test yourself - Are you more likely to hum Anchors Aweigh or My Way? Find out what famous geek you resemble.

  • Linux lore: Quiz

    A Linux quiz about Linux distributions and details. Test yourself. Tux is the familiar Linux penguin. Do the letters in Tux's name stand for anything?

  • Halloween: Do you speak geek?

    A tech trivia quiz with a Halloween theme: White words on a blue background: your system has crashed. Bill Gates encountered this dreaded display at the Comdex trade show when he was demonstrating Windows 98. What is it?

  • Do you speak geek? Down in the engine room

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about the PC engine room. Test yourself. What is the practice of resetting your computer to run faster than the manufacturer-specified speed.

  • Do you speak Geek? A Vital Video Quiz

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about video. In video, this is a reduction in data size to save disk space or transmission time.

  • Do You Speak Geek: Famous People in IT Quiz

    Test yourself. This is a quiz on famous people in IT. Although I invented CTRL-ALT-DELETE, I like to joke that Microsoft made it famous. Who am I?

  • Quiz: E-discovery and security in the enterprise

    Take this five-question quiz to evaluate your knowledge of the e-discovery material presented in this Data Protection Security School lesson.

  • Quiz: Workstations

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about workstations and their software.

  • Quiz: Wireless LANs

    Wireless LAN quiz testing key terms related to WLANs and wireless technologies, such as 802.11.

  • Quiz: Wireless

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about wireless technology teminology.

  • Quiz: Web Site Performance

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about web site performance teminology.

  • Quiz: Web Services

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about Web services teminology.

  • Quiz: Virtualization News

    Test yourself. This is a quiz focusing on virtualization news from 2006.

  • Quiz: Virtual virtuosity

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about virtualization teminology.

  • Quiz: Unleashing the Power of the Database

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about database teminology.

  • Quiz: Troubleshooting

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about troubleshooting teminology.

  • Quiz: Top tech picks for 2006

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about important terms in 2006.

  • Quiz: Storage Smarts

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com tech vocabulary quiz about storage teminology.

  • Quiz: Star Wars Tech, Then and Now

    Test yourself. Is Wookie your third language? Do you feel there's an Evil Empire out to get you? Do you find yourself wishing you could just wave your arm and say "These are not the droids you're looking for " when confronted by a pair of unfriendly traffic cops and move on? Do you feel that Jar Jar Binks was the worst character inflicted on humanity since Howard the Duck? If you also have enough confidence to declare that you too can "bullseye a wamp rat target that size back home," you might just be able to answer these questions. Even if your mitochlorion count doesn't turn out to be high enough to enter the Jedi Academy, you may find you know more than you'd think about the technologies featured on this classic science fiction classic series. Take our geek quiz to test your Star Wars savvy. Use the Force!

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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 ...

SearchSecurity

  • 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 ...

SearchStorage

  • cloud storage provider

    A cloud storage provider, also known as a managed service provider (MSP), is a company that offers organizations and individuals ...

  • personal cloud storage (PCS)

    Personal cloud storage (PCS) enables users to store data, photos, music, videos and other files on a local network-attached ...

  • 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 ...

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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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