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  • A

    application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of identifying applications that have been deemed safe for execution and restricting all other applications from running.

  • P

    principle of least privilege (POLP)

    The principle of least privilege (POLP) is the practice of limiting access to the minimal level that will allow normal functioning. Applied to employees, the principle of least privilege translates to giving people the lowest level of user rights that they can have and still do their jobs.

  • S

    Secure Shell (SSH)

    Secure Shell (SSH) is a network protocol that secures data communications between computers on an insecure network using strong authentication and encryption. SSH also refers to the utility suite that implements the protocol, and which can be used to enable terminal sessions, file transfers and remote command execution.

  • T

    trusted computing

    Trusted computing is a broad term that refers to technologies and proposals for resolving computer security problems through hardware enhancements and associated software modifications... (Continued)

  • W

    Wi-Fi Sense

    Windows Wi-Fi Sense allows Windows 10 users to get Internet access from public hotspots and private wireless local area networks (WLANs) that have been shared by friends. Although Wi-Fi Sense is enabled by default in all editions of Windows 10, the feature can be turned off by users and access can be disabled by wireless network administrators.

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