• June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    certificate authority (CA)

    A certificate authority (CA) is an authority in a network that issues and manages security credentials and public keys for message encryption.  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    cut-and-paste attack

    A cut-and-paste attack is an assault on the integrity of a security system in which the attacker substitutes a section of ciphertext (encrypted text) with a different section that looks like (but is not the same as) the one removed.  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    challenge-response system

    A challenge-response system is a program that replies to an e-mail message from an unknown sender by subjecting the sender to a test (called a CAPTCHA) designed to differentiate humans from automated senders.  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    Cyber Storm

    Cyber Storm is the name of a simulated attack exercise conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) February 6-10, 2006 to evaluate whether or not the country could withstand a real attack of similar magnitude...  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    email spoofing

    E-mail spoofing is the forgery of an e-mail header so that the message appears to have originated from someone or somewhere other than the actual source.  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    cracker

    A cracker is someone who breaks into someone else's computer system, often on a network; bypasses passwords or licenses in computer programs; or in other ways intentionally breaches computer security.  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

    The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is an information security certification that was developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)².  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

    The Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) is a biometric identification (ID) methodology that uses digital imaging technology to obtain, store, and analyze fingerprint data.  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    bifurcation

    In the biometric process of fingerscanning, a bifurcation is a point in a finger image at which two ridges meet.  Continue Reading

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    BioAPI Consortium

    The BioAPI Consortium is a group of over 90 organizations whose goal is to encourage and promote the growth of biometric technology by developing an industry-wide application programming interface (API.) The consortium's API defines how a software ...  Continue Reading

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