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1. Basic Computer Security Glossary of Terms - (Printer-friendly)

This is an NSA (National Security Administration) Glossary of Terms Used in Security and Intrusion Detection. In April of 1998, the NSA completed a glossary of terms used in computer security and intrusion detection. The work, done primarily by Greg Stocksdale of the NSA Information Systems Security Organization, was comprehensive, accurate and useful. Because of the value of a comprehensive glossary, the SANS Institute is undertaking a community-wide program to expand and update the glossary on a continuing basis.

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