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CSMA/CA (Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance)

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CSMA/CA (Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance) is a protocol for carrier transmission in 802.11 networks.

Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detect (CSMA/CD)

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Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detect (CSMA/CD) is the protocol for carrier transmission access in Ethernet networks.

slot time

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In Ethernet and its Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detect (CSMA/CD) approach to managing which device can use the communication link next, ...

10 gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE)

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10 gigabit Ethernet is a telecommunication technology that offers data speeds up to 10 billion bits per second. It differs from traditional Ethernet ...

collision

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In a half duplex Ethernet network, a collision is the result of two devices on the same network attempting to transmit data at exactly the same time.

802.11

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802.11 is an evolving family of specifications for wireless local area networks (WLANs) developed by a working group of the Institute of Electrical ...

media access management

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In the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communication reference model, media access management is performed by the Media Access Control (MAC) ...

802.11b

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The 802.11b standard for wireless local area networks (WLANs) - often called Wi-Fi - is part of the 802.11 series of WLAN standards from the ...

wireless LAN (WLAN or Wireless Local Area Network)

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A wireless LAN is one in which a mobile user can connect to a local area network (LAN) through a wireless (radio) connection.

Aloha (Aloha method)

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Aloha, also called the Aloha method, refers toa simple communications scheme in which each source (transmitter) in a network sends data wheneverthere...

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    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.

  • audit program (audit plan)

    An audit program, also called an audit plan, is an action plan that documents what procedures an auditor will follow to validate ...

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    A computer worm is a type of malicious software program whose primary function is to infect other computers while remaining ...

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    Black hat refers to a hacker who breaks into a computer system or network with malicious intent.

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    Copyright is a legal term describing ownership of control of the rights to the use and distribution of certain works of creative ...

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  • 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 ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

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  • non-volatile memory (NVM)

    Non-volatile memory (NVMe) is a semiconductor technology that does not require a continuous power supply to retain the data or ...

  • hybrid hard drive (HHD)

    A hybrid hard drive (HHD), sometimes known as a solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD), is a mass storage device that combines a ...

  • USB flash drive

    A USB flash drive -- also known as a stick, thumb or pen drive -- is a plug-and-play portable storage device that uses flash ...

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  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification written for internally mounted storage...

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    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

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    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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