Acronyms in IT

A ‘short’ list of Acronyms I have come across since working in IT. This isnt a full list but I will be sure to add to it!

ACL Access Control List
AP Access Point
ADFS Active Directory Federation Service
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
AES Advanced Encryption Standard
APT Advanced Persistent Threat
ATP Advanced Threat Protection
AV Anti-Virus
BIOS Basic Input Output System
BCM Business Continuity Management
BCP Business Continuity Plan
B2B Business to Business
B2C Business to Consumer/Customer
CIS Center for Internet Security
CHAP Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
CVE Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
CVSS Common Vulnerability Scoring System
CWE Common Weaknesses Enumeration
CMDB Configuration Management Database
XSS Cross Site Scripting
CSRF Cross-Site Request Forgery
DES Data Encryption Standard
DLP Data Loss Prevention
DPA Data Protection Act.
DDoS Distributed Denial of Service
DNS Domain Name Server
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
EDR Endpoint Detection and Response
EISA Enterprise Information Security Architecture
EM&S Enterprise Mobility and Security
EWS Exchange Web Services
FTP File Transfer Protocol
GDPR General Data Protection Regulation
GRC Governance, Risk and Compliance
GPT GUID Partition Table
HIPS Host Intrusion and Prevention Service
HTTP/S Hyper Text Transfer Protocol/Secure
IAM Identity and Access Management
ISF Information Security Forum
ISMS Information Security Management System
IaaS Infrastructure as a Service
ISO International Organisation for Standardisation
IIS Internet Information Server
IP Internet Protocol
IPSec Internet Protocol Security
ISP Internet Service Provider
IPS Intrusion and Prevention Service
IDS Intrusion Detection Service
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LAN Local Area Network
MX Mail Exchanger
MITM Man In The Middle
MBR Master Boot Record
MAC Media Access Control
MDT Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
MAM Mobile Application Management
MDM Mobile Device Management
MTD Mobile Threat Defence
MFA Multifactor Authentication
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NVD National Vulnerability Database
NTP Network Time Protocol
NGAV Next Generation Anti Virus
NGFW Next Generation Firewall
ODBC Online Database Connection
OSINT Open Source Intelligence
PAP Password Authentication Protocol
PaaS Platform as a Service
POP Post Office Protocol
PPDR Predict, Prevent, Detect, Respond
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
RAID Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
SSH Secure Shell
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
SAML Security Assertion Markup Language
SIEM Security Information & Event Management
SOC Security Operations Center
SOAR Security Orchestration, Automation and Response
SPF Sender Policy Framework
SMB Server Message Block
SLA Service Level Agreement
SSID Service Set Identifier
SIP Session Initiation Protocol
SPF Shortest Path First
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SSO Single Sign-On
SCSI Small Computer System Interface
SaaS Software as a Service
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCCM System Center Configuration Manager
TACACS Terminal Access Controller Access Control System
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TPM Trusted Platform Module
UEFI Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
UPS Uninterruptable Power Supply
USB Universal Serial Bus
UDP User Datagram Protocol
UEBA User Entity and Behavioural Analytics
VM Virtual Machine
VPN Virtual Private Network
Vuln. Mgmt. Vulnerability Management

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