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A fun and informative infosec audio glossary from the CyberWire.
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chaos engineering (noun)

The resilience discipline of controlled stress test experimentation in continuous integration/continuous delivery environments, CI/CD environments, to uncover systemic weaknesses.

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zero knowledge proof (noun)

A mathematical method by which one party (the prover) can prove to another party (the verifier) that something is true, without revealing any information apart from the fact that this specific statement is true.

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HIPAA (noun)

A U.S. law designed to improve the portability and accountability of health insurance coverage.

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Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) (noun)

A qualitative public framework for rating the severity of security vulnerabilities in software.

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extended detection response (XDR) (noun)

A unified security incident detection and response platform that connects to multiple tools in the security stack via APIs, collects telemetry from each, and attempts to correlate that telemetry into a coherent threat picture.

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Rick Howard
Rick Howard is the CSO of N2K and the Chief Analyst, and Senior Fellow at the N2K Cyber, formerly CyberWire. His past lives include CSO at Palo Alto Networks, CISO at TASC, the GM at Verisign/iDefense, the Counterpane SOC Director, and the Commander of the Army's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). Rick served 25 years in the Army, taught computer science at West Point, edited two books and just published his own book, "Cybersecurity First Principles: A Reboot of Strategy and Tactics" and he is regularly joined at the N2K Cyber's Hash Table by a collection of industry experts.
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