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  • Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)

    Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is an antimalware software product made by Microsoft that provides protection for client computers against viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and other malicious software on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 sy... 

  • Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)

    Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a free Windows-based security tool that adds supplemental security defenses to defend potentially vulnerable legacy and third-party applications. 

  • 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 t... 

  • BotHunter

    BotHunter is a type of bot application that looks for other bots by tracking two-way communication flows between active software inside a private network and external entities... (Continued) 

  • 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) 

  • security identifier (SID)

    In Windows NT and 2000 operating systems, the security identifier (SID) is a unique alphanumeric character string that identifies each operating system and each user in a network of NT/2000 systems. 

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