|We describe this type of attack as “active” rather than “passive” because of two essential differences in the nature of the attack:
• It is initiated by the attacker rather than the victim
• The target is entirely controlled by the attacker, rather than being limited by the extent of the victim’s browsing activity
Roi Saltzman and Adi Sharabani, Active Man in the Middle Attacks whitepaper
|CoCo consists of 92 detailed security questions, some of which deal with endpoint protection and encryption…”Some questions had to be answered by people with a mix of skills — the network guys, the server team, the installation guys. To be honest, we found it difficult to complete. I must have sent it back about five or six times to the project manager at Government Connect before we actually got accredited.”
Vernon Coles, as quoted in USB drive security project protects endpoints, aids CoCo compliance
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Code of Connection (CoCo)
|“It may be the single largest database in the world, and it’s all in a shipping container.”
Brewster Kahle, The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine gets a new data center
The Internet Archive has been taking a snapshot of the World Wide Web every two months since 1997, and the images are made available through the Wayback Machine, a Web site that gets about 200,000 visitors a day or about 500 hits per second on the 4.5 petabyte database. The machine fits in a 20-foot-long outdoor metal cargo container filled with 63 server clusters that offer 4.5 million gigabytes of data storage capacity and 1TB of memory.
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Wayback Machine.
|In India, the common man is not connected to the Internet and this is the major challenge facing e-governance projects in the country. SWAN will provide the basic network needed by e-government applications to establish their reach.
Tanmoy Chakrabarty, as quoted in Indian states take flight with SWANs
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the day is state wide area network (SWAN).
|The two common features of WAN acceleration are compression and data deduplication…WAN acceleration can also speed data transfers by reducing the number of handshakes involved in the exchange.
SearchStorage.com, Storage consolidation: WAN acceleration and WAFS technology overview
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is transparent addressing.
|Two thirds of the research and development (R&D) expenditure in India is happening in the government and public sector, which is exactly the opposite of the trends in United States.|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is public-private partnership (PPP).
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is single stream 802.11n.
|Federation technology has two real benefits, a business benefit and a technical one. It increases visibility into lines of business, and it can help reduce costs and complexity by reducing the need for an extra, expensive database server. It also saves users time by removing the need to query multiple data sources manually.
Wendy Tam, as quoted in Data federation technology complements fragmented data warehouses
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is data federation technology.
MinWin is a way to graft onto Windows some semblance of the architectural layering it should have had, if its architects in the 1980s had any foresight into how Windows would be used thirty years later.Scott M. Fulton, Mark Russinovich on MinWin, the new core of Windows
The breakthrough with Server Core, introduced back in Windows Server 2008, is that it minimized the number of running services to just those that enabled the operating system to be self-sustaining, and perform its roles as a server to the outside world. But even those services contain dependencies to libraries that involve graphical functionality, even if none of those services use that functionality. Conceivably, a breakthrough above and beyond Server Core itself would be a completely minimalistic kernel, upon which those roles could be added modularly, without having to involve libraries that presume the computer operator needs graphics, a mouse, and sound. MinWin is the first critical step in that direction.
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is MinWin.
|Now that security has the attention of business management and boards of directors, CIOs must learn how to translate an information security program into terms the business understands.
SearchCIO-Midmarket, A guide to managing the risk assessment process
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is risk assessment framework.