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  • phishing

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

  • vulnerability disclosure

    Vulnerability disclosure is the practice of publishing information about a computer security problem, and a type of policy that stipulates guidelines for doing so.

  • incident response

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

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Data security

In an era when data theft and security breaches are daily occurrences, secure data storage is a key component of a security infrastructure. This introduction to enterprise data security and protection strategies offers advice on how to lock down stored data, data backup and recovery, disk and file encryption and database security.

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  • cyber attribution

    Cyber attribution is the process of tracking, identifying and laying blame on the perpetrator of a cyberattack or other hacking exploit.

  • going dark

    Going dark describes a scenario in which communication appears to have ceased, but in reality has just moved from a public communication channel to a private, encrypted channel.

  • computer exploit

    A computer exploit, or exploit, is an attack on a computer system, especially one that takes advantage of a particular vulnerability the system offers to intruders.

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Identity and access management

Identity and access management tools are integral to maintaining data security in the enterprise. Here you'll find information on passwords, authentication and Web access control. Browse the identity management and access control topics below for the latest news, expert advice, learning tools and more.

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  • facial occlusion position

    A facial occlusion position is one of a number of possible poses in which something, such as a person's hand, blocks (occludes) part of their face.

  • facepalm

    Facepalm is a gesture in which an individual places the palm of one or both hands on their face to express one of a number of emotions, including shock, disbelief, distress, embarrassment, horror and frustration.

  • CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart)

    A CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) is a type of challenge-response system designed to differentiate humans from robotic software programs.

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Network security

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  • phishing

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

  • air gapping (air gap attack)

    Air gapping is a security measure that involves isolating a computer or network and preventing it from establishing an external connection.

  • digital identity

    A digital identity is the body of information about an individual, organization or electronic device that exists online. Unique identifiers and use patterns make it possible to detect individuals or their devices.

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Security training and jobs

The information security careers, training and certification resource center provides the latest news, expert advice and learning tools to help you make informed career choices, learn about CISSP, SANS and CISA certification, and the training required for information security jobs.

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  • hacker

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

  • CSO (Chief Security Officer)

    A Chief Security Officer (CSO) is the employee responsible for the physical security of a company, including its communication and business systems.

  • CISO (chief information security officer)

    The CISO (chief information security officer) is a senior-level executive responsible for developing and implementing an information security program, which includes procedures and policies designed to protect enterprise communications, systems and assets from both internal and external threats.

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Infosec programs

CISOs and information security programs are vital to protecting enterprises against today's cyber threats. In this resource centers, get the latest news and advice about CISO practices, infosec prrogram management and more.

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  • vulnerability disclosure

    Vulnerability disclosure is the practice of publishing information about a computer security problem, and a type of policy that stipulates guidelines for doing so.

  • cyber attribution

    Cyber attribution is the process of tracking, identifying and laying blame on the perpetrator of a cyberattack or other hacking exploit.

  • cognitive security

    Cognitive security is the application of AI technologies patterned on human thought processes to detect threats and protect physical and digital systems.

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Risk management strategies

A risk management program is a key component for enterprise security. This section offers insight on security risk management frameworks and strategies as well as best practices on conducting effective risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and more.

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  • phishing

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

  • vulnerability disclosure

    Vulnerability disclosure is the practice of publishing information about a computer security problem, and a type of policy that stipulates guidelines for doing so.

  • insider threat

    Insider threat is a generic term for a threat to an organization's security or data that comes from within.

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Information security threats

Mitigating information security threats is an ongoing battle. Here you'll find information on the latest malware and cyberattacks facing enterprises, from viruses and Trojans to social engineering techniques, as well as news, expert advice and learning tools to address these threats.

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  • phishing

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

  • computer exploit

    A computer exploit, or exploit, is an attack on a computer system, especially one that takes advantage of a particular vulnerability the system offers to intruders.

  • cyberwarfare

    Cyberwarfare is computer- or network-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks by a nation-state on another nation-state.

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Network threat detection

Get news, tips and expert advice on network threat detection. This resource will cover the latest trends and technology around network threats and threat detection systems and services. Learn how to uncover, analyze and address network vulnerabilities to mitigate the risk of cyberattacks.

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  • behavior blacklisting

    Behavior blacklisting is a security method based on detecting specified suspicious actions on the part of software or human agents and blocking access accordingly.

  • behavior whitelisting

    Behavior whitelisting is a security method in which permissable actions within a given system are specified and all others are blocked.

  • CISO (chief information security officer)

    The CISO (chief information security officer) is a senior-level executive responsible for developing and implementing an information security program, which includes procedures and policies designed to protect enterprise communications, systems and assets from both internal and external threats.

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Platform security

Get the latest news, advice and best practices for platform security. Here you'll find information on vulnerability and threat management, operating system security fundamentals, virtualization security basics, Web security and more.

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  • Windows 10 Isolated User Mode (IUM)

    Windows 10 Isolated User Mode (IUM) is a virtualization-based security feature in Windows 10 that uses secure kernels to keep business data and processes separate from the underlying OS.

  • Server Message Block Protocol (SMB protocol)

    The Server Message Block Protocol (SMB protocol) is a client-server communication protocol used for sharing access to files, printers, serial ports and other resources on a network.

  • Google Chrome Enterprise

    Google Chrome Enterprise is a version of the Chrome Operating System tailored for business use.

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Security compliance

Get tips from the experts on security audits, compliance and standards. Advice is offered on data privacy and theft, audit planning and management, how to work with auditors, and compliance with standards, regulations and guidelines such as PCI DSS, GLBA, HIPPA, SOX, FISMA, ISO 17799 and COBIT.

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  • ingress filtering

    Ingress filtering is a method used by enterprises and internet service providers (ISPs) to prevent suspicious traffic from entering a network.

  • MD5

    The MD5 hashing algorithm is a one-way cryptographic function that accepts a message of any length as input and returns as output a fixed-length digest value to be used for authenticating the original message.

  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

    The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is a symmetric block cipher used by the U.S. government to protect classified information and is implemented in software and hardware throughout the world to encrypt sensitive data.

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Software security

Get advice on software application security. Here you'll find information on software vulnerability and threat management, application attacks, software security tools, application firewalls, software patching and more.

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  • backdoor (computing)

    A backdoor is a means to access a computer system or encrypted data that bypasses the system's customary security mechanisms.

  • Patch Tuesday

    Patch Tuesday is the unofficial name of Microsoft's scheduled release of the newest security fixes for its Windows operating system and related software applications, as detailed in the Windows Security Updates Guide.

  • Web application firewall (WAF)

    A Web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters or blocks traffic to and from a Web application. WAFs are especially useful to companies that provide products or services over the Internet.

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Web security tools

Get news and expert advice on Web security tools and threats. Find out about current threats against Web applications, web security tools, SSL and TLS encryption, Web services, SOA, web access control, web server security, URL filtering, content filtering and browser security.

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  • browser hijacker (browser hijacking)

    A browser hijacker is a malware program that modifies web browser settings without the user's permission and redirects the user to websites the user had not intended to visit.

  • Web application firewall (WAF)

    A Web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters or blocks traffic to and from a Web application. WAFs are especially useful to companies that provide products or services over the Internet.

  • supercookie

    A supercookie is a type of tracking cookie inserted into an HTTP header by an internet service provider to collect data about a user's internet browsing history and habits.

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Wireless and mobile security

In this guide, get advice on tools, software and tactics for wireless network security and wireless mobile device security. Learn how to build and maintain a secure wireless LAN, how to protect mobile devices, and how to successfully configure, implement and manage a solid wireless network.

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  • mobile app reputation

    Mobile app reputation is an assessment of the security and privacy of an app, typically expressed as a numerical rating.

  • rolling code

    Rolling code, also known as hopping code, is an encryption technique commonly used to provide a fresh code for each use of a passive keyless entry (PKE) system.

  • mobile number privacy

    Mobile number privacy is the protection of the phone user’s number from unwanted access.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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