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Computer Security Fundamentals, Third Edition by Chuck Easttom

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Appendix A. Glossary

This section contains terms from both hackers and security professionals. To truly understand computer security, you must be familiar with both worlds. General networking terms are also included in this Glossary.

admin: Short for system administrator.

adware: Software that is used to display advertisements.

AES: Advanced Encryption Standard. A symmetric cipher that uses 128-, 192-, or 256-bit keys.

APT: Advanced persistent threat. An attack that takes place over a long period of time using multiple, advanced techniques.

audit: A check of a system’s security. This check usually includes a review of documents, procedures, and system configurations.

authentication: The process of proving that someone is who he claims to be. ...

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