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  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

  • intrusion detection (ID)

    Intrusion detection (ID) is a type of security management system for computers and networks. An ID system gathers and analyzes information from various areas within a computer or a network to identify possible security breaches, which include both intrusions (attacks from outside the organization) and misuse (attacks from within the organization). (Continued)

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

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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

  • phishing

    Phishing is a form of fraud in which an attacker masquerades as a reputable entity or person in email or other communication ...

  • vulnerability disclosure

    Vulnerability disclosure is the practice of publishing information about a computer security problem, and a type of policy that ...

  • incident response

    Incident response is an organized approach to addressing and managing the aftermath of a security breach or cyberattack, also ...

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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

  • flash memory

    Flash memory, also known as flash storage, is a type of nonvolatile memory that erases data in units called blocks.

  • NAND flash memory

    NAND flash memory is a type of nonvolatile storage technology that does not require power to retain data.

  • NOR flash memory

    NOR flash memory is one of two types of nonvolatile storage technologies.

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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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