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Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol that provides authentication, privacy, and data integrity between two communicating computer applications.See More

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  • How tech is changing HR

    Technology is changing HR in both positive and negative ways, and keeping up with these changes can feel overwhelming. Four leaders share tips for managing the changes.

  • Navigating the future of AI and cybersecurity automation

    AI and machine learning in cybersecurity are not so much useful to security teams today as they are necessary. Examine cybersecurity automation trends and benefits.

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Containers as a service (CaaS) is a cloud service that allows software developers to upload, organize, run, scale, manage and stop containers by using a provider's API calls or a web portal interface.

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Kubernetes taints and tolerations optimize pod-to-node mapping

In complex Kubernetes environments, admins must navigate pod-to-node mapping carefully. Try using taints and tolerations -- but be sure to closely ...

Kubernetes security best practices demand a multi-layer approach

When it comes to Kubernetes security, IT teams must look beyond their containerized workloads, and consider code and cloud infrastructure as well.

Kubernetes networking explained: Start with these building blocks

To understand Kubernetes networking, admins must first master the core components of the container orchestration platform. Then, they need to map ...

Review top container deployment and management tips from 2019

Check out our top advice for container technology throughout 2019 -- and use it to shape your 2020 plans.



  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...


  • quantum key distribution (QKD)

    Quantum key distribution (QKD) is a secure communication method for exchanging encryption keys only known between shared parties.

  • identity theft

    Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personally identifiable ...

  • cybercrime

    Cybercrime is any criminal activity that involves a computer, networked device or a network.



  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a documented, structured approach that describes how an organization can quickly resume work ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...


  • logical unit number (LUN)

    A logical unit number (LUN) is a unique identifier for designating an individual or collection of physical or virtual storage ...

  • NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)

    NVMe over Fabrics, also known as NVMe-oF and non-volatile memory express over fabrics, is a protocol specification designed to ...

  • CIFS (Common Internet File System)

    CIFS (Common Internet File System) is a protocol that gained popularity around the year 2000, as vendors worked to establish an ...