List of Abbreviations

Below is a list of abbreviations, acronyms and initials commonly used in cyber security and information security.

APT Advanced Persistent Threat
AV Antivirus
BYOD Bring Your Own Device
CAPTCHA Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart
CIS Center for Internet Security
CVE Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure
CVSS Common Vulnerability Scoring System
CWE Common Weakness Enumeration
DAST Dynamic Application Security Testing
DDOS Denial-of-Service
DLP Data Loss Prevention
DMZ Demilitarized Zone
EDR Endpoint Detection & Response
HTTPS Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol
IaaS Infrastructure-as-a-Service
IDS Intrusion Detection System
IPS Intrusion Prevention System
ISO International Organization for Standardization
OSINT Open Source Intelligence
OWASP Open Web Application Security Project
PaaS Platform-as-a-Service
PCI-DSS Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
SaaS Software-as-a-Service
SAST Static Application Security Testing
SIEM Security Information and Event Management
vCISO Virtual Chief Information Security Officer
VPN Virtual Private Network
WAF Web Application Firewall