Browse Definitions :
  • June 30, 2019 30 Jun'19

    curious AI

    Curious AI is the simulation of the human capacity for curiosity in artificial intelligence.  Continue Reading

  • June 29, 2019 29 Jun'19

    clickbait title

    A clickbait title is a title for online content that is designed to engage the reader and tempt them into clicking through to the associated content.  Continue Reading

  • June 29, 2019 29 Jun'19

    curiosity gap

    The curiosity gap is the detection that new and valuable information is available, sparking people’s desire to access it.  Continue Reading

  • June 29, 2019 29 Jun'19


    Currency is anything that is generally accepted to have value as a medium of exchange so that it can be traded for goods and services.  Continue Reading

  • June 29, 2019 29 Jun'19

    social comparison

    Social comparison can lead to issues caused by the fear of missing out (FOMO), including anxiety, depression and a lack of self-esteem.  Continue Reading

  • June 28, 2019 28 Jun'19

    Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)

    A Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of information security experts responsible for the protection against, detection of and response to an organization’s cybersecurity incidents.  Continue Reading

  • June 28, 2019 28 Jun'19

    Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)

    A Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is a group of IT professionals that provides an organization with services and support surrounding the prevention, management and coordination of potential cybersecurity-related emergencies.  Continue Reading

  • June 27, 2019 27 Jun'19


    A chiplet is a sub processing unit, usually controlled by a I/O controller chip on the same package.  Continue Reading

  • June 25, 2019 25 Jun'19

    input validation attack

    An input validation attack is any malicious action against a computer system that involves manually entering strange information into a normal user input field.  Continue Reading

  • June 24, 2019 24 Jun'19

    statistical process control (SPC)

    Statistical process control (SPC) is a scientific, data-driven methodology for monitoring, controlling and improving procedures and products.  Continue Reading

  • June 20, 2019 20 Jun'19

    application platform as a service (aPaaS)

    Application platform as a service (aPaaS) is a cloud service that provides environments for the development and running of applications.  Continue Reading

  • June 20, 2019 20 Jun'19

    human downgrading

    Human downgrading is the combined negative effects of digital technology on people and society.  Continue Reading

  • June 19, 2019 19 Jun'19

    microwork (microtask)

    Microwork is any microtask that has been outsourced to a decentralized, online workforce. A microtask is a small job that requires a low level of skill and takes minimal time to complete.  Continue Reading

  • June 18, 2019 18 Jun'19

    ghost worker

    Ghost worker is a term coined by computer scientist Siddharth Suri and Harvard researcher Mary L. Gray to describe an emerging class of remote freelance workers who make their living by completing microtasks for cloud providers.  Continue Reading

  • June 18, 2019 18 Jun'19

    O'Neill Cylinder

    An O'Neill cylinder is an orbiting space colony composed of two large cylinders that rotate in opposite directions to replicate the effects of Earth's gravity. Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos foresees a future where O'Neill cylinders can ...  Continue Reading

  • June 18, 2019 18 Jun'19

    Blue Moon Lander

    Blue Moon Lander is a spacecraft being designed to land on the lunar surface by 2024. The lander is being designed by Blue Origin, a space exploration company created by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.  Continue Reading

  • June 17, 2019 17 Jun'19

    information overload

    Information overload is a state of being overwhelmed by the amount of data presented for one’s attention or processing.  Continue Reading

  • June 12, 2019 12 Jun'19

    tracking array

    A tracking array is a collection of solar panels that turn to follow the path of the sun in order to maximize the solar radiation on the photovoltaic (PV) surface and convert light into electrical current.  Continue Reading

  • June 11, 2019 11 Jun'19

    frictionless checkout

    Frictionless checkout is a collection of technologies and processes used to make online and retail shopping faster and easier for consumers.  Continue Reading

  • June 07, 2019 07 Jun'19

    vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft

    A vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft is a vehicle that can depart, hover and land vertically.  Continue Reading



  • 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, ...


  • cybersecurity insurance (cybersecurity liability insurance)

    Cybersecurity insurance, also called cyber liability insurance or cyber insurance, is a contract that an entity can purchase to ...

  • phishing

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

  • cybercrime

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



  • 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 ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 


  • 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 ...

  • logical unit number (LUN)

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

  • 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 ...