The cybersecurity market is becoming saturated with numerous acronyms representing technologies and concepts that may be alien to many. Read on for a breakdown of some of the most common security acronyms.

 

  • 2FA: Two-Factor Authentication

  • AES: Advanced Encryption Standard

  • CD: Compact Disc

  • CIS: Center for Internet Security

  • DHCP: Digital Host Control Protocol

  • DNS: Domain Name System

  • DSL: Digital Subscriber Line

  • DVD: Digital Versatile Disc

  • FTC: Federal Trade Commission

  • FTP: File Transfer Protocol

  • GHz: Gigahertz

  • HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol

  • HTTPS: HTTP Secure

  • IoT: Internet of Things

  • IP: Internet Protocol

  • ISP: Internet Service Provider

  • IT: Information Technology

  • MAC: Media Access Control

  • NAT: Network Address Translation

  • NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • PII: Personally Identifiable Information

  • SoHo: Small Office / Home Office

  • SP: Special Publication

  • SSH: Secure Shell

  • SSID: Service Set Identifier

  • SSL: Secure Sockets Layer

  • TCP: Transmission Control Protocol

  • TLS: Transport Layer Security

  • UDP: User Datagram Protocol

  • UPnP: Universal Plug and Play

  • USB: Universal Serial Bus

  • VPN: Virtual Private Network

  • WAP: Wireless Access Point

  • WEP: Wired Equivalent Privacy

  • WiFi: Wireless Fidelity

  • WPA: WiFi Protected Access

  • WPA2: WiFi Protected Access Version 2

  • WPA3: WiFi Protected Access Version 3

  • WPAN: Wireless Personal Area Network

  • WPA-PSK: WiFi Procted Access – Pre-Shared Key

  • WPS: WiFi Protected Setup

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