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blockchain

blockchain

Definition | SearchCIO

Blockchain is a type of distributed ledger for maintaining a permanent and tamper-proof record of transactional data. A blockchain functions as a ...

blockchain economy

Definition | WhatIs.com

The blockchain economy is a scenario and potential future environment in which the digital leger replaces current monetary systems.

altcoin

Definition | WhatIs.com

An altcoin is any digital cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin. The term is said to stand for “alternative to Bitcoin.” Some altcoins are built off the ...

Ethereum

Definition | WhatIs.com

Ethereum is an open source, distributed software platform and cryptocurrency built off of blockchain technology.

metacoin platform

Definition | SearchCIO

Metacoin platform is the information technology infrastructure that enables digital currency and digital asset transactions.

digital currency

Definition | WhatIs.com

A digital currency is a medium of exchange that is generated, stored and transferred electronically.

smart contract

Definition | SearchCompliance

A smart contract is programming that can directly and automatically control the transfer of digital currencies or assets between parties under ...

multisig (multisignature)

Definition | SearchCIO

Multisig, also referred to as multi-signature, describes the requirement of obtaining two or more signatures to authorize or execute a transaction. ...

distributed ledger technology (DLT)

Definition | SearchCIO

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a digital system for recording the transaction of assets in which the transactions and their details are ...

consensus algorithm

Definition | WhatIs.com

A consensus algorithm is a process in computer science used to achieve agreement on a single data value among distributed processes or systems. ...

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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.

SearchSecurity

  • 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 ...

  • zero-day (computer)

    A zero-day vulnerability, also known as a computer zero day, is a flaw in software, hardware or firmware that is unknown to the ...

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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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