An Augmented Glossary for Information Assurance

In April of 1998, the NSA completed a glossary of terms used in computer security and intrusion detection. The work, done primarily by Greg Stocksdale of the NSA Information Systems Security Organization, was comprehensive, accurate and useful. Because of the value of a comprehensive glossary, the SANS Institute is undertaking a community-wide program to expand and update the glossary on a continuing basis. Any comments, suggestions, or updated material should be forwarded to Greg at for inclusion into future updates. A copy of the complete database is available in MS Access with built in queries. For a copy or to request being added to the distribution list please email Greg.

This, and other glossary terms, courtesy of SANS, Fyodor (the author of nmap), and the Art of Information Warfare team.

Last modified: Sat Oct 30 22:49:34 PDT 2004