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Dictionary – A Compendium About The Terms Of IT-Security
November 1, 2004

The newly released Information Security Dictionary (1st Edition) (published by Springer Science) offers information security experts, systems analysts, policy makers, managers and students a reference tool to find the most commonly used terms in the field. The dictionary defines these terms in easy to understand language, provides more detail in Tables and easy cross-referencing leading the reader to related terms if need be.

The dictionary is published both in electronic and printed form, thereby offering users easy online searches as well as finding the terms online. As Professor Urs E. Gattiker (Ph.D.) from the security portal CASEScontact reported, the idea of the dictionary was based on his experience attending various security conferences that often neither panel members nor the audience were always sure about the terminology being discussed.

In contrast to established disciplines, information security experts have the challenge to work in a rapidly developing field that has yet to find a shared vocabulary. In turn, it is often difficult for experts and users alike to be sure that one understands certain concepts fully without referring to a reference document. The Information Security Dictionary is a handy tool that provides one with the definitions of over 1,200 items most often used by system administrators, software engineers and security experts.

The Information Security Dictionary is published both in electronic as well as a hardover printed version. The electronic version provides for easy online searching while the hardcover copy can be used in one’s reference library. Besides providing the reader with information about related terms so additional information is easily found, the dictionary offers the reader extensive appendices providing links and information to: glossaries and news information regarding cybersecurity; tools and software sites enabling one to better protect critical systems; information about new regulation regarding e-commerce, privacy, and telecommunication; standards, and newsletters, alerts and skill development tools and tricks regarding information security. More information is available at www.springeronline.com.


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