Chapter Two – Protecting Your Company Information: Definitions
Anti-Virus: A piece of software that prevents your computer from being exploited by looking for patterns in created files, running programs or network activity.
Cloud: A platform for storing and accessing your data and/or programs via the internet
Hosted: When a platform, software or website resides in the cloud.
Intellectual Property, (IP): a work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, to which one has rights and for which one may apply for a patent, copyright, trademark, etc.
Router: A device that directs traffic from one network (usually the Internet) to another (such as your home or office).
Two-Factor Authentication: A security measure that uses your phone number or email address to send you a temporary password after you login to your account.
WiFi Protected Access, (WPA), (WPA2): A more secure wireless security algorithm used to secure wireless access points. WPA and WPA2 are both considered secure.
Wireless Equivalent Privacy, (WEP): A less secure wireless security algorithm used to secure wireless access points. WEP is considered insecure, but is still commonly used today.