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  • B

    bypass

    Bypass, in general, means either to go around something by an external route rather than going through it, or the means of accomplishing that feat.

  • C

    Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE)

    Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) is a universal online dictionary of weaknesses that have been found in computer software... (Continued)

  • F

    fuzz testing (fuzzing)

    Fuzz testing (fuzzing) is a technique used by ethical hackers to discover security loopholes in software, operating systems or networks by massive inputting of random data to the system in an attempt to make it crash.

  • S

    sandbox

    In general, a sandbox is an isolated computing environment used by software developers to test new programming code.

  • Security as a Service (SaaS)

    Security-as-a-service (SaaS) is an outsourcing model for security management. Typically, Security as a Service involves applications such as anti-virus software delivered over the Internet but the term can also refer to security management provided in-house by an external organization.

  • T

    threat modeling

    Threat modeling is a procedure for optimizing network security by identifying objectives and vulnerabilities, and then defining countermeasures to prevent, or mitigate the effects of, threats to the system...

  • trigraph

    A trigraph is a three-character replacement for a special or nonstandard character in a text file.

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