|“One of the big issues everyone faced, especially on the service provider side was the inconsistency in the level of questions and controls clients looked at. This sets the standard and a baseline so everyone is looking at pretty much the same types of controls…You remove inconsistency and raise the overall bar of information security.”
Charlie Miller, as quoted in Shared Assessments aims to ease third-party security evaluations
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Shared Assessments Program.
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is real-time location system.
|“In theory, Wi-Fi Direct takes personal area networks (PANs) from short distances using cables or Bluetooth to full Wi-Fi range and speed.”
Eric Griffith, New ‘Wi-Fi Direct’ Spec Revamps Device Networks
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Wi-Fi Direct.
|Cloud computing is about the commoditization of virtualization. That’s a mouthful, but that’s essentially what cloud computing is.
George Reese, as quoted in Learning to let go: A cloud security primer with George Reese
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is cloud cartography.
|“Master data management? We didn’t even know the words existed three months ago.”
Jonathan G.R. Spaetzel, as quoted in Master data management adoption ‘broad but shallow’ across industries
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is master data management.
|What type of traffic inspection do you need? This is where the buzzwords start to come into play. Every vendor out there has a different trademark for their traffic-inspection technology, but there are essentially three different options: packet-filtering, stateful-inspection and application-proxy firewalls.
Mike Chapple, How to choose a firewall
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is stateful inspection.
|“At Google, we like to reflect the ever changing world of our users through the logo designs on our homepage. These ‘doodles’ celebrate different people, events or special dates. Whenever we change these doodles we receive a lot of public interest.”
Wael Ghonim, as quoted in Doodle your Logo like Google!
If you have a few minutes to spare, take an interesting tour at Google’s museum of Google Doodles. Many of them are location-specific. Don’t you wish we had a holiday called “Moon Viewing Day” too?
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is degaussing.
|“The Tiny Read bookmarklet will reformat your current web page into a printer friendly format. It actually changes the default CSS style of a site and renders it again using the print stylesheet.”|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is bookmarklet. Amit has put together a very handy list of bookmarklets. I absolutely LOVE the one he talks about above — it saves a lot of paper!
|“In an even more sophisticated ploy, the Trojan altered the victim’s online banking page to change the amount of the transfer to a smaller number. In one transaction, the cybercriminals stole more than $8,000, but to the victim, it appeared like a $53 transaction.”
Angela Moscaritolo, URLZone touted as most sophisticated banking Trojan yet
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is RAT. It’s a type of malware horse.