Security Terminology

Work for long enough in one industry for any period of time and you end up speaking an entirely language altogether. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, in many cases it’s convenient and allows rapid communication amongst peers.

However, in Information security we need to be mindful when communicating with non security, or even non technology users and simplify the messaging as much as possible.

To put my theory to the test, I gathered a bunch of frequently-used terms and asked my non-tech friend if he could decipher what they meant.

Of course, many users would never even feel the need to use or understand some of the terms, but I threw them in there just for fun.