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Cybersecurity Glossary

The IT industry is known for having an abnormal amount of acronyms, and this is also the case in the realm of cybersecurity. We figured we would put together a quick guide of the acronyms you may see or hear to help translate some of the tech-talk. Note, it’s impossible for us to capture ALL of them, but here’s some of the most common IT security acronyms you will encounter in the context of cybersecurity:

AI
Artificial Intelligence
 
AM
Antimalware is a term used for software specifically designed to combat malware
 
AV
Antivirus, probably most of the most common cybersecurity terms used
 
DKIM
DomainKeys Identified Mail, used as part of email security
 
DMARC
Domain-based Message Authentication
 
EPP
Endpoint Protection Platform
 
Wayne Chow

We sometimes hear from our clients, “Oh we don’t need that level of security – we’re too small for anyone to care to hack in to our systems.” Well that’s simply not true. 

– WAYNE CHOW | NUCLEUS NETWORKS

EDR
Endpoint Detection and Response
 
IPS
Intrusion Prevention System
 
IDS
Intrusion Detection System
 
MDO
Microsoft Defender for Office 365
 
MDR
Managed Detection and Response
 
MFA
Multifactor Authentication
 
ML
Machine Learning
 
MVS
Managed Vulnerability Services
 
NGAV
Next Gen AV
 
SIEM
Security Information and Event Management
 
SOC
Security Operations Center
 
SSO
Single-Sign-On
 
VPN
Virtual Private Network

Cybersecurity services at Nucleus Networks

In January 2022, we launched a unit dedicated to all things cybersecurity. While we’ve always provided Managed IT Security Services to our clients, we recognized that we needed to grow our cybersecurity offerings. Led by Wayne Chow, longtime technology consultant at Nucleus, key cybersecurity services include: 

  • Enhanced Managed IT Security Services 
  • Cybersecurity Assessments 
  • Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) engagements 
  • Managed Vulnerability Services (MVS) 

Are you protected from all angles? Our multi-layered approach will secure your network from malicious threats and data theft. If you’ve heard or seen an acronym not on this list, or would like more information on any of the terms above, reach out!