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Word Notes

A fun and informative infosec audio glossary from the CyberWire.
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Ep 133 | 1.31.23

NIST (Noun)

A branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce whose stated mission is to “promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.”

Ep 132 | 1.24.23

CIRT (noun)

A team responsible for responding to and managing cybersecurity incidents involving computer systems and networks in order to minimize the damage and to restore normal operations as quickly as possible.

Ep 131 | 1.10.23

PUP (noun)

A software program installed unintentionally by a user that typically performs tasks not asked for by the installer.

Ep 130 | 12.20.22

Ransomware (noun)

Malware that disables a system in exchange for a ransom, usually by encrypting the system's data until the user pays for the decryption key.

Ep 129 | 12.13.22

Service Set Identifier (SSID) (noun)

The name of a wireless access point.

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Rick Howard
Rick Howard is CSO, Chief Analyst, and Senior Fellow at the CyberWire. Past lives include CSO at Palo Alto Networks, TASC, iDefense GM, Counterpane SOC Director, and the Army's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Commander. Rick served 25 years in the Army, taught computer science at West Point, and edited two books. Rick is regularly joined by the CyberWire's Hash Table experts.
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