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  • intrusion detection system (IDS)

    An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a system that monitors network traffic for suspicious activity and issues alerts when such activity is discovered.

  • unified threat management (UTM)

    Unified threat management (UTM) is an approach to security management that allows an administrator to monitor and manage a wide variety of security-related applications and infrastructure components through a single management console.

  • endpoint security (endpoint security management)

    Endpoint security is an approach to network protection that requires each computing device on a corporate network to comply with certain standards before network access is granted.

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Assessing and Managing Risk

Midmarket IT organizations need a streamlined approach to risk management and risk assessments. Here, you'll learn the strategic side to security, including the basics on risk assessments, metrics and reporting; choosing managed security services; audit and regulatory compliance planning; writing and enforcing IT security policies; and end user training and awareness training.

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  • risk analysis

    Risk analysis is the process of defining and analyzing the dangers to individuals, businesses, and government agencies posed by potential natural and human-caused adverse events... (Continued)

  • clean desk policy (CDP)

    A clean desk policy (CDP) is a corporate directive that specifies how employees should leave their working space when they leave the office. Most CDPs require employees to clear their desks of all papers at the end of the day.

  • managed security services (MSS)

    Managed security services (MSS) is a systematic approach to managing an organization's security needs.

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Windows Security

Most midmarket IT organizations are heavily invested in Windows. Rather than bolt on security, those IT teams must extend the capabilities offered in Windows Server, Windows Vista and Windows XP to simplify management and keep costs in check. Here you'll learn more about identity and access management, configuration and patch management, endpoint security management, threat management and security integration and centralized security management within Windows.

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  • stack overflow

    A stack overflow is an undesirable condition in which a particular computer program tries to use more memory space than the call stack has available. In programming, the call stack is a buffer that stores requests that need to be handled.

  • endpoint security (endpoint security management)

    Endpoint security is an approach to network protection that requires each computing device on a corporate network to comply with certain standards before network access is granted.

  • Back Orifice

    Back Orifice is a rootkit program designed to expose the security deficiencies of Microsoft's Windows operating systems. The program's name is inspired by the name of Microsoft's BackOffice product. Created by a group of hackers called the Cult of the Dead Cow, Back Orifice allows someone at one computer to control everything on another, remote computer running Windows. (Continued)

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Network Security

The security of a midmarket organization's IT network is important to the protection of network infrastructure and resources available over a network. Here you'll learn about intrusion prevention and detection, firewall management, wireless security, the integration of security into the network, as well as network access controls.

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  • intrusion detection system (IDS)

    An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a system that monitors network traffic for suspicious activity and issues alerts when such activity is discovered.

  • IPsec (Internet Protocol Security)

    IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) is a framework for a set of protocols for security at the network or packet processing layer of network communication.

  • Snort

    Snort is an open source network intrusion detection system (NIDS) created by Martin Roesch.

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Threats and Vulnerabilities

Threat and vulnerability management is crucial to the protection of data stored in servers, desktops, laptops and workstations. Here, midmarket IT organizations will find expert help and training on the use and management of integrated security appliances and systems such as unified threat management appliances, antimalware management, configuration and patch management, email and mobile device protection and security vulnerability management.

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  • intrusion detection system (IDS)

    An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a system that monitors network traffic for suspicious activity and issues alerts when such activity is discovered.

  • keylogger (keystroke logger or system monitor)

    A keylogger, sometimes called a keystroke logger or system monitor, is a type of surveillance technology used to monitor and record each keystroke typed on a specific computer's keyboard.

  • malware (malicious software)

    Malware is software that is harmful to users or their computing systems. Find out about the different kinds of malware and what they can do.

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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.

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  • 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 ...

SearchStorage

  • NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)

    NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) is a technology specification designed to enable nonvolatile memory express message-based commands to...

  • cloud object storage

    Cloud object storage is a format for storing unstructured data in the cloud.

  • parallel file system

    A parallel file system is a software component designed to store data across multiple networked servers and to facilitate ...

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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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