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  • Port Scan

    A port scan is a series of messages sent by someone attempting to break into a computer to learn which computer network services -- each associated with a "well-known" port number -- the computer provides.

  • DMZ (networking)

    In computer networks, a DMZ (demilitarized zone), also sometimes known as a perimeter network or a screened subnetwork, is a physical or logical subnet that separates an internal local area network (LAN) from other untrusted networks -- usually the internet.

  • quantum supremacy

    Quantum supremacy is the experimental demonstration of a quantum computer's dominance and advantage over classic computers by performing calculations that were previously impossible at unmatched speeds.

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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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  • spyware

    Spyware is a type of malicious software -- or malware -- that is installed on a computing device without the end user's knowledge.

  • encryption

    Encryption is the method by which information is converted into secret code that hides the information's true meaning. The science of encrypting and decrypting information is called cryptography.

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

    Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a certification issued by ISACA to people in charge of ensuring that an organization's IT and business systems are monitored, managed and protected; the certification is presented after completion of a comprehensive testing and application process.

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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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  • identity provider

    An identity provider is a system component that is able to provide an end user or internet-connected device with a single set of login credentials that will ensure the entity is who or what it says it is across multiple platforms, applications and networks. When a third-party website prompts end users to log in with their Google Account, for example, Google Sign-In is the identity provider.

  • unique identifier (UID)

    A unique identifier (UID) is a numeric or alphanumeric string that is associated with a single entity within a given system.

  • Single Sign-On (SSO)

    Single sign-on (SSO) is a session and user authentication service that permits a user to use one set of login credentials (e.g., name and password) to access multiple applications.

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Network security

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  • DMZ (networking)

    In computer networks, a DMZ (demilitarized zone), also sometimes known as a perimeter network or a screened subnetwork, is a physical or logical subnet that separates an internal local area network (LAN) from other untrusted networks -- usually the internet.

  • spyware

    Spyware is a type of malicious software -- or malware -- that is installed on a computing device without the end user's knowledge.

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are permitted to be present and active on a computer system.

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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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  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

    Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a certification issued by ISACA to people in charge of ensuring that an organization's IT and business systems are monitored, managed and protected; the certification is presented after completion of a comprehensive testing and application process.

  • 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.

  • Security Operations Center (SOC)

    A security operations center (SOC) is a command center facility for a team of IT professionals with expertise in information security that is responsible for monitoring, analyzing and protecting an organization from cyber attacks.

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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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  • encryption

    Encryption is the method by which information is converted into secret code that hides the information's true meaning. The science of encrypting and decrypting information is called cryptography.

  • cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems -- including hardware, software and data -- from cyberattacks.

  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is tasked with the defense of the infrastructure of the internet and the charge to design measures to improve the infrastructure’s resilience and security.

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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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  • Port Scan

    A port scan is a series of messages sent by someone attempting to break into a computer to learn which computer network services -- each associated with a "well-known" port number -- the computer provides.

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are permitted to be present and active on a computer system.

  • cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems -- including hardware, software and data -- from cyberattacks.

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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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  • spyware

    Spyware is a type of malicious software -- or malware -- that is installed on a computing device without the end user's knowledge.

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are permitted to be present and active on a computer system.

  • botnet

    A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices, which may include PCs, servers, mobile devices and internet of things devices, that are infected and controlled by a common type of malware.

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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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  • messaging security

    Messaging security is a subcategory of unified threat management (UTM) focused on securing and protecting an organization’s communication infrastructure.

  • 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.

  • endpoint detection and response (EDR)

    Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is a category of tools and technology used for protecting computer hardware devices–called endpoints—from potential 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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  • quantum supremacy

    Quantum supremacy is the experimental demonstration of a quantum computer's dominance and advantage over classic computers by performing calculations that were previously impossible at unmatched speeds.

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are permitted to be present and active on a computer system.

  • WebAuthn API

    The Web Authentication API (WebAuthn API) is a credential management application program interface (API) that lets web applications authenticate users without storing their passwords on servers.

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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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  • Australian Assistance and Access Bill

    The Australian Assistance and Access Bill is legislation introduced and passed in 2018 by the Parliament of Australia to support law enforcement and security agencies in their ability to collect evidence from electronic devices.

  • Single Sign-On (SSO)

    Single sign-on (SSO) is a session and user authentication service that permits a user to use one set of login credentials (e.g., name and password) to access multiple applications.

  • double blind test

    Double blind test is an experiment where both the subject and observer are unaware that the exercise in practice is a test. Double blind testing is referred to as the gold standard of testing.

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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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  • debugging

    Debugging, in computer programming and engineering, is a multistep process that involves identifying a problem, isolating the source of the problem, and then either correcting the problem or determining a way to work around it.

  • Web application firewall (WAF)

    A web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters and blocks data packets as they travel to and from a website or web application.

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are permitted to be present and active on a computer system.

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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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  • Web application firewall (WAF)

    A web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters and blocks data packets as they travel to and from a website or web application.

  • Web application (Web app)

    A Web application (Web app) is an application program that is stored on a remote server and delivered over the Internet through a browser interface.

  • digital signature

    A digital signature is a mathematical technique used to validate the authenticity and integrity of a message, software or digital document.

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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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  • spyware

    Spyware is a type of malicious software -- or malware -- that is installed on a computing device without the end user's knowledge.

  • GPS jamming

    GPS jamming is the process of using a frequency transmitting device to block or interfere with radio communications.

  • man-in-the-disk (MITD) attack

    Man-in-the-disk (MITD) is an attack vector that allows an intruder to intercept and potentially alter data as it moves between Android external storage and an installed app.

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  • 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 (...

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

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

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