Cyber Security Glossary

In this day and age, criminals can be thousands of miles away and still cause irreparable harm. Cyber crimes and data breaches cost companies millions of dollars every year, and all it takes is one mistake for your business’s future to be dramatically changed.

Stay up-to-date on the terms used when talking about cyber security to help you understand what is involved and what people are doing to be more secure. Download this glossary of cyber security terms to get started.

This glossary includes words such as (but not limited to) the following:

  • Active Attack
  • Adware
  • Attack Pattern
  • Backdoor
  • Blacklisting Software
  • Blended Threat
  • Brute Force Attack
  • Ciphertext
  • Clickjacking
  • Cryptography
  • Cyber Incident Response Plan
  • Denial of Service Attack
  • Digital Forensics
  • Drive-by Download
  • Electronic Infections
  • Evil Twins
  • Firewall
  • Honeypot
  • Information Assurance
  • Keystroke Logger
  • Malicious Applet
  • Man-in-the-middle Attack
  • Network Resilience
  • Outsider Threat
  • Passive Attack
  • Password Sniffing
  • Phishing
  • Pharming
  • Ransomware
  • Sandboxing
  • Shoulder Surfing
  • Skimming
  • Spear Phishing
  • Spoofing
  • Trojan Horse
  • URL Obfuscation
  • Vishing
  • Whitelisting Software
  • Worm
  • Zombie Computer

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