Security+ Terms and Acronyms

By | December 12, 2016
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Terms and Acronyms Used in Security+

Term

Acronym

Triple Digital Encryption Standard 3DES
 Authentication, Authorization and Accounting AAA
Access Control List ACL
Advanced Encryption Standard AES
Advanced Encryption Standards 256-bit AES256
 Authentication Header AH
 Annualized Loss Expectancy ALE
 Access Point AP
Application Programming Interface API
Advanced Persistent Threat APT
Annualized Rate of Occurrence ARO
 Address Resolution Protocol ARP
Address Space Layout Randomization ASLR
 Application Service Provider ASP
 Acceptable Use Policy AUP
Antivirus AV
 Business Availability Center BAC
 Business Continuity Planning BCP
 Business Impact Analysis BIA
 Basic Input/Output System BIOS
Business Partners Agreement BPA
Bridge Protocol Data Unit BPDU
Bring Your Own Device BYOD
Certificate Authority CA
Common Access Card CAC
 Controller Area Network CAN
Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart CAPTCHA
 Corrective Action Report CAR
Counter-mode/CBC-MAC Protocol CCMP
 Closed-Circuit Television CCTV
Computer Emergency Response Team CERT
 Cipher Feedback CFB
Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol CHAP
 Chief Information Officer CIO
Computer Incident Response Team CIRT
Content Management System CMS
Continuity Of Operation Planning COOP
Contingency Planning CP
Cyclical Redundancy Check CRC
Certificate Revocation List CRL
Customer Relationship Management CRM
Chief Security Officer CSO
 Cloud Service Provider CSP
Certificate Signing Request CSR
 Cross-Site Request Forgery CSRF
 Channel Service Unit CSU
Chief Technology Officer CTO
 Discretionary Access Control DAC
Database Administrator DBA
Distributed Denial of Service DDoS
Data Execution Prevention DEP
Digital Encryption Standard DES
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DHCP
Data-Handling Electronics DHE
Diffie-Hellman Ephemeral DHE
Dynamic Link Library DLL
Data Loss Prevention DLP
Demilitarized Zone DMZ
Destination Network Address Transaction DNAT
Domain Name Service (Server) DNS
Denial of Service DoS
 Disaster Recovery Plan DRP
Digital Signature Algorithm DSA
 Digital Subscriber Line DSL
Data Service Unit DSU
Extensible Authentication Protocol EAP
 Elliptic Curve Cryptography ECC
 Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman Exchange ECDHE
 Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm ECDSA
Encrypted File System EFS
Electromagnetic Interference EMI
Enterprise Resource Planning ERP
Electronic Serial Number ESN
 Encapsulated Security Payload ESP
 File system Access Control List FACL
 Full Disk Encryption FDE
Fully Qualified Domain Name FQDN
False Rejection Rate FRR
 File Transfer Protocol FTP
Secured File Transfer Protocol FTPS
Galois Counter Mode GCM
GNU Privacy Guard GPG
Group Policy Object GPO
Global Positioning System GPS
Graphic Processing Unit GPU
Generic Routing Encapsulation GRE
High Availability HA
Hard Disk Drive HDD
 Host-based Intrusion Detection System HIDS
 Host-based Intrusion Prevention System HIPS
Hashed Message Authentication Code HMAC
 HMAC-based One Time Password HOTP
Hardware Security Module HSM
Hot Standby Router Protocol HSRP
 Hypertext Markup Language HTML
 Hypertext Transfer Protocol HTTP
 Hypertext Transfer Protocol over SSL HTTPS
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning HVAC
 Infrastructure as a Service IaaS
 Internet Control Message Protocol ICMP
 Industrial Control Systems ICS
 Identification ID
 International Data Encryption Algorithm IDEA
 Intermediate Distribution Frame IDF
 Identity Provider IdP
 Intrusion Detection System IDS
 Internet Key Exchange IKE
 Instant Messaging IM
 Internet Message Access Protocol v4 IMAP4
Internet of Things IoT
Internet Protocol IP
 Internet Protocol Security IPSec
 Incident Response IR
 Internet Relay Chat IRC
 Incident Response Procedure IRP
 Interconnection Security Agreement ISA
 Internet Service Provider ISP
 Information Systems Security Officer ISSO
 IT Contingency Plan ITCP
 Initialization Vector IV
 Just a Bunch Of Disks JBOD
 Key Distribution Center KDC
 Key Encryption Key KEK
 Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol L2TP
Local Area Network LAN
 Lightweight Directory Access Protocol LDAP
 Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol LEAP
 Monitoring as a Service MaaS
 Mandatory Access Control or Media Access Control MAC
 Message Authentication Code MAC
Metropolitan Area Network MAN
Master Boot Record MBR
Message Digest 5 MD5
 Main Distribution Frame MDF
Man-In-The-Middle MITM
 Memorandum Of Understanding MOU
Multi-Protocol Layer Switch MPLS
 Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol MSCHAP
 Mean Time Between Failures MTBF
 Mean Time To Recover MTTR
 Mean Time To Failure MTTF
 Maximum Transmission Unit MTU
 Network Access Control NAC
Network Address Translation NAT
Non-Disclosure Agreement NDA
Near Field Communication NFC
Network-based Intrusion Detection System NIDS
Network-based Intrusion Prevention System NIPS
National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST
 Network Operating System NOS
New Technology File System NTFS
New Technology LANMAN NTLM
Network Time Protocol NTP
   Open Authorization OAUTH
 Online Certificate Status Protocol OCSP
 Open License Agreement OLA
Operating System OS
 Open Vulnerability Assessment Language OVAL
Peer to Peer P2P
Proxy Auto Configuration PAC
Pluggable Authentication Modules PAM
 Password Authentication Protocol PAP
Port Address Translation PAT
   Password-Based Key Derivation Function 2 PBKDF2
 Private Branch Exchange PBX
 Packet Capture PCAP
 Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol PEAP
Personal Electronic Device PED
Perfect Forward Secrecy PFS
 Pretty Good Privacy PGP
Personally Identifiable Information PII
 Personal Identity Verification PIV
 Public Key Infrastructure PKI
Plain Old Telephone Service POTS
 Point-to-Point Protocol PPP
 Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol PPTP
 Pre-Shared Key PSK
Pan-Tilt-Zoom PTZ
 Recovery Agent RA
 Registration Authority RA
Rapid Application Development RAD
    Remote Authentication Dial-In User Server RADIUS
 Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks RAID
Remote Access Server RAS
 Role-Based Access Control RBAC
 Rule-Based Access Control RBAC
 RSA Variable Key Size Encryption Algorithm RC4
 Remote Desktop Protocol RDP
 Integrity Primitives Evaluation Message Digest RIPEMD RACE
 Return On Investment ROI
 Recovery Point Objective RPO
 Rivest, Shamir and Adleman RSA
Remote Triggered Black Hole RTBH
 Recovery Time Objective RTO
Real-time Transport Protocol RTP
Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions S/MIME
Security Assertions Markup Language SAML
 Software as a Service SaaS
 Storage Area Network SAN
 System Control and Data Acquisition SCADA
 Security Content Automation Protocol SCAP
 Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol SCEP
Small Computer System Interface SCSI
 Software Development Life Cycle SDLC
 Software Development Life Cycle Methodology SDLM
 Structured Exception Handler SEH
 Secure Hashing Algorithm SHA
 Secured File Transfer Protocol SFTP
Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol SHTTP
 Security Information and Event Management SIEM
 Subscriber Identity Module SIM
Service Level Agreement SLA
Single Loss Expectancy SLE
 Short Message Service SMS
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol SMTP
 Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Secure SMTPS
 Simple Network Management Protocol SNMP
 Simple Object Access Protocol SOAP
Synchronous Optical Network Technologies SONET
 Spam over Internet Messaging SPIM
Structured Query Language SQL
Solid State Drive SSD
Secure Shell SSH
Secure Sockets Layer SSL
 Single Sign-On SSO
 Shielded Twisted Pair or Spanning Tree Protocol STP
 Terminal Access Controller Access Control System Plus TACACS+
 Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol TCP/IP
Trivial File Transfer Protocol TFTP
Ticket Granting Ticket TGT
 Temporal Key Integrity Protocol TKIP
Transport Layer Security TLS
Time-based One-Time Password TOTP
Trusted Platform Module TPM
 Transaction Signature TSIG
User Acceptance Testing UAT
 Unified Extensible Firmware Interface UEFI
User Datagram Protocol UDP
 Uninterruptable Power Supply UPS
 Uniform Resource Identifier URI
L Universal Resource Locator UR
 Universal Serial Bus USB
 Unified Threat Management UTM
Unshielded Twisted Pair UTP
 Virtualization Desktop Infrastructure VDI
 Virtual Local Area Network VLAN
 Variable Length Subnet Masking VLSM
 Virtual Machine VM
 Voice over IP VoIP
 Virtual Private Network VPN
 Video Teleconferencing VTC
Web-Application Firewall WAF
 Wireless Access Point WAP
Wired Equivalent Privacy WEP
Wireless Intrusion Detection System WIDS
Wireless Intrusion Prevention System WIPS
 WiFi Protected Access WPA
WiFi Protected Access 2 WPA2
 WiFi Protected Setup WPS
Wireless TLS WTLS
 Extensible Markup Language XML
 Cross-Site Request Forgery XSRF
Cross-Site Scripting XSS

 

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CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam Objectives

 

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