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Volume 33 | August 2014

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IT SECURITY BY JEFFREY R CLARK Like any field, network security has its own peculiar jargon that can make understanding the underlying concepts rather difficult. Furthermore, many IT professionals use acronyms and abbreviations to a fault, so the task of following the language can be doubly difficult, even to a veteran of another technology area. To break the ice for newbies, this discussion looks briefly at some of the overarching concepts of network security—and, of course, the terms that are likely to fly back and forth. malware phishing botnet zero day exploit spam antivirus Dos / DDos malware backdoor firewall Translating the Language of Network Security 20 | THE DATA CENTER JOURNAL

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