Computer Science Acronyms

List of Acronyms

It is always helpful to have a list of acronyms for the jargon of any discipline.  The information technology field is full of acronyms.  This list is a tool c-Champions can use as a resource.



3GPP 3rd Generation Partnership Project
APT Advanced Persistent Threat
BSI British Standards Institute
BYOD Bring your own device
CA Certification Authority
CAPEC Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification
CCE Common Configuration Enumeration
CEE Common Event Expression
CCIRC Canadian Cyber Incident Response Center
CEEE Common Event Expression Exchange
CERT-US Computer Emergency Response Team United States
CI Critical Infrastructure
CI Critical Infrastructure / Key Resources
CIA Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability
CIO Chief Information Officer
CIP Critical Infrastructure Protection
CIRT Computer Incident Response Team
CIS Center for Internet Security
CSA Cloud Security Association
CSCP Cyber Security Cooperation Program (Canada)
CSIAC Cyber Security and Information Systems Information Analysis Center
CSIRT Computer Security Incident Response Team
CTI Cyber Threat Intelligence (OASIS)
CVE Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
CVE-ID CVE Identifier
CVSS Common Vulnerability Scoring System
CWE Common Weakness Enumeration
CWSS Common Weakness Scoring System
CYBER Cybersecurity Technical Committee (ETSI)
CYBEX Cybersecurity Information Exchange (ITU-T)
DDoS Distributed Denial of Service
DHS Department of Homeland Security (USA)
DNS Domain Name System
DoS Denial of Service
ENISA European Network and Information Security Agency
EPCIP European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection
EO Executive Order (USA)
ETSI European Telecommunication Standards Institute
FCC Federal Communications Commission (USA)
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Authority (USA)
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards (USA)
FIRST Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams
FS-ISAC Federal Information Security Management Act (USA)
GCHQ Government Communications Headquarters (UK)
GSA Government Services Administration (USA)
GSMA GSM Association
H2020 Horizon 2020 (Europe)
IA Information Assurance
IAB Internet Architecture Board
IAD Information Assurance Directorate (USA)
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICASI Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet
ICT Information and Communication Technology
IEEE Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
IODEF Incident Object Description Exchange Format
IP Internet Protocol
ISF Information Security Forum
ISAO Information Sharing and Analysis Organization
ISO International Organization for Standardization
IT Information Technology
ITU International Telecommunication Union
JSON JavaScript Object Notation
KMIP Key Management Interoperability Protocol (OASIS)
LI Lawful Interception
MAEC Malware Attribute Enumeration and Characterization
NCCC National Cyber Coordination Centre
NCCOE National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
NERC North American Electric Reliability Corporation
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)
NSA National Security Agency (USA)
OASIS Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OMG Object Management Group
OMB Office of Management and Budget (USA)
OS Operating System
OVAL Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language
PC Personal Computer
PKCS Public-Key Cryptography Standards
PKI Public Key Infrastructure
PPP Public Private Partnership
PSTN Public Switched Telephone Networks
RCR Regional Cyber Resilience
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SoS System of Systems
SCAP Security Content Automation Protocol
SIEM Security Information and Event Management
SOC Security Operations Center
STIX Structured Threat Information eXpression
TAXII Trusted Automated eXchange of Indicator Information
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TLP Traffic Light Protocol
TLS Transport Layer Security
URI Uniform Resource Identifier
W3C World Wide Web Consortium
XML Extensible Markup Language

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