Word of the Day: Tech Definitions from WhatIs.com:

March, 2017


March 31, 2017  5:39 PM

data integrity

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Blockchain, Data integrity, Data Management

In data management, integrity is the assurance that digital information is uncorrupted and can only be accessed or modified by those authorized to do so. Integrity involves maintaining the consistency, accuracy and trustworthiness of data over its entire lifecycle.

March 29, 2017  3:53 PM

certificate authority (CA)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Certificate authority, Digital certificates

A certificate authority (CA) is a trusted entity that issues electronic documents that verify a digital entity’s identity on the Internet. Continued… Quote of the...


March 28, 2017  4:14 PM

technical debt

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Agile development, DevOps, Refactoring

In software development, technical debt is a metaphor equating Extreme Programming’s incremental, get-something-started approach with the acquisition of money through a loan. Continued… Quote of the...


March 27, 2017  3:39 PM

Slack software

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

Slack software is cloud-based collaboration software suite. Originally founded in 2009 as a chat tool for a now-defunct gaming technology, Slack has gained currency among enterprises and is broadening into a collaboration platform with capabilities beyond just messaging.


March 24, 2017  8:34 PM

Facebook cloning

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Facebook, Identity theft, Social networking

Facebook cloning is a scam in which the attacker copies the profile picture of an authorized user, creates a new account using that person’s name and sends friend requests to people on the user’s list.


March 23, 2017  8:59 PM

embedded vision

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
drone, Embedded devices

Embedded vision is the integration of computer vision in machines that use algorithms to decode meaning from observing pixel patterns in images or video. Continued… Quote of the Day

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March 22, 2017  8:13 PM

adulting

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
"Work-life balance", Millennials

Adulting is the assumption of tasks, responsibilities and behaviors traditionally associated with normal grown-up life, along with the implication that the individual in question does not particularly identify as an adult and that acting as one does not come naturally.


March 21, 2017  2:21 PM

programmatic advertising

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
"Marketing and Advertising"

Programmatic advertising is a system that automates the processes and transactions involved with purchasing and dynamically placing ads on websites or apps. Continued… Quote of the...


March 20, 2017  8:17 PM

holistic security

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Attack surface, iot security, Network security

Holistic security is an approach that seeks to integrate all the elements designed to safeguard an organization, considering them as a complex and interconnected system. The ultimate purpose of holistic security is continuous protection across all attack surfaces: the totality of all physical,...


March 17, 2017  6:50 PM

Hawthorne effect

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert
Employee monitoring

The Hawthorne effect is a psychological phenomenon that produces an improvement in human behavior or performance as a result of increased attention from superiors, clients or colleagues. Continued… Quote of the...


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