Cyber Security Glossary

Getting to
grips with
cyber security

With so much technical jargon used across IT and cyber security sectors it can be challenging to keep up! By consolidating key words, phrases and acronyms into one central location, Redscan helps you cut through the complexity to fully understand the ins and outs of these key industries.

Key terms

Threat Hunting

Cyber threat hunting is the process of proactively searching across networks and endpoints to identify threats that evade existing security controls.

Threat Management

There is no silver bullet to prevent 100% of cyber threats. Successful threat management requires a multi-layered approach encompassing prevention, detection, response and recovery.

Security Monitoring

Security monitoring is the collection of data from a range of security systems and the correlation and analysis of this information with threat intelligence to identify signs of compromise.

Ethical Hacking

Ethical hacking is the identification and exploitation of cyber security vulnerabilities across IT environments for legitimate and non-malicious purposes.

Cyber Security

Cyber security is a collective term used to describe the protection of electronic and computer networks, programs and data against criminal or unauthorised access.

Data Security

Data security is the collection of measures taken to safeguard confidential data and prevent its accidental or intentional compromise, disclosure, corruption or destruction.

Information Security

Information security (InfoSec) is a widely used term to describe the practice of preventing unauthorised access, modification or destruction of digital or non-digital information and the strategies that seek to achieve this.

Network Security

Network security is a term used to describe practices and policies designed to defend IT networks and data against unauthorised access, misuse, modification and exploitation.

Information Assurance

Information assurance (IA) concerns the protection of the integrity, availability, authenticity, confidentiality and non-repudiation of information and information systems.

From the blog

What is SOAR?

Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) is a term used to describe the convergence of three distinct technology markets.

What is purple teaming?

Red and blue teaming are well established concepts in information security, but recent years have also given rise to purple teaming.

EPP v EDR - what's the difference?

In a crowded endpoint security market, it can be difficult to distinguish between technology offerings.

What is SIEM?

As the cyber threats targeting your business continue to evolve, traditional, signature-based security technologies are now unable to provide a sufficient level of defence.

What is a penetration test?

Penetration testing is a dedicated service designed to identify and safely exploit real-world weaknesses affecting systems, networks and devices.

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