• SYN flood (half open attack)

    SYN flooding is a method that the user of a hostile client program can use to conduct a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on a computer server.

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    A digital certificate is an electronic "passport" that allows a person, computer or organization to exchange information securely over the Internet using the public key infrastructure (PKI). A digi...

  • COBIT

    COBIT  is a framework for developing, implementing, monitoring and improving information technology (IT) governance and management practices.

  • computer forensics (cyber forensics)

    Computer forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular computing device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a cou...

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    A government Trojan is spyware installed on a computer or network by a law enforcement agency for the purpose of capturing information relevant to a criminal investigation. Government Trojans represent a step in turning the tables on cybercriminals b... 

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    The new Massachusetts data protection law, 201 CMR 17, is known as one of the most stringent laws of its kind. In this interview, David Navetta of the Information Law Group discusses how enterprises should approach compliance with this law. 

  • EINSTEIN

    EINSTEIN is a federal government network monitoring tool mandated by the United States federal government's Department of Homeland Security (DHS). EINSTEIN monitors and analyzes Internet traffic when it moves in and out of federal computer networks, ... 

  • fuzz testing (fuzzing)

    Fuzz testing or 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... (Continued) 

  • Same Origin Policy (SOP)

    The Same Origin Policy (SOP), also called Single Origin Policy, is a security measure used in Web browser programming languages such as JavaScript and Ajax to protect the confidentiality and integrity of information. 

  • A written information security policy (WISP) example for compliance

    Looking for a Written Information Security Policy (WISP) example for compliance with the Massachusetts data protection law? In this expert response, Ernie Hayden gives readers just that. 

  • meet-in-the-middle attack

    Meet-in-the-middle is a type of attack that can exponentially reduce the number of brute force permutations required to decrypt text that has been encrypted by more than one key. Such an attack makes it much easier for an intruder to gain access to d... 

  • EMC buys Archer Technologies for compliance management

    The acquisition couples EMC's RSA security division with Archer's compliance management platform and builds on RSA's financial industry presence. 

  • FERPA regulation guidelines to email student personal data unencrypted

    In order to protect student personal data, FERPA was enacted in 1974. But does protecting that data allow for FERPA educational records to be sent unencrypted via email? Find out in this expert response. 

  • onboarding and offboarding

    In identity management, onboarding is the addition of a new employee to an organization's identity and access management (IAM) system. The term is also used if an employee changes roles within the organization and is granted new or expanded access pr...