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hacker

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A hacker is an individual who uses computer, networking or other skills to overcome a technical problem.

ethical hacker

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An ethical hacker is a computer and networking expert who systematically attempts to penetrate a computer system or network on behalf of its owners ...

growth hacker

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A growth hacker is a marketing professional with high-level IT skills. Depending on the particular company, growth hacking may include software ...

Jargon File (New Hacker's Dictionary)

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The Jargon File is a compilation of computer-related slang that was first developed in 1975 by Raphael Finkel at Stanford University from sources ...

ooblick

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According to Eric Raymond, compiler of The New Hacker's Dictionary, "ooblick" derives from the Dr.

black hat

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Black hat refers to a hacker who breaks into a computer system or network with malicious intent. A black hat hacker may exploit security ...

doxing

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Doxing is the act of gathering information about a target individual or organization and making it public. The term is hacker-speak for documenting.

bot herder

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A bot herder is a hacker that seeks out vulnerable computers and infects them so that they can be controlled as a botnet.

white hat

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White hat describes a hacker (or, if you prefer, cracker) who identifies a security weakness in a computer system or network but, instead of taking ...

directory traversal

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Directory traversal is a form of HTTP exploit in which a hacker uses the software on a Web server to access data in a directory other than the ...

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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

  • security information and event management (SIEM)

    Security information and event management (SIEM) is an approach to security management that seeks to provide a holistic view of ...

  • polymorphic virus

    A polymorphic virus is a harmful, destructive or intrusive type of malware that can change or 'morph,' making it difficult to ...

  • cyberterrorism

    According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, cyberterrorism is any 'premeditated, politically motivated attack against ...

SearchHealthIT

  • accountable care organization (ACO)

    An accountable care organization (ACO) is an association of hospitals, healthcare providers and insurers in which all parties ...

  • patient engagement

    Patient engagement is an ideal healthcare situation in which people are well-informed about -- and motivated to be involved -- in...

  • personal health record (PHR)

    A personal health record (PHR) is a collection of health-related information that is documented and maintained by the individual ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • 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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