Frequently Used Acronyms, Expanded!

September 7, 2016 | Views: 39491

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Hello Cybrary.it! This is my first time writing here, so if I make any mistakes, correct me in the comments. Some of these acronyms aren’t used daily, but they’re still good to know.

  • CCTV / CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION
  • CPU / CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT
  • DDoS / DISTRIBUTED DENIAL OF SERVICE
  • DoS / DENIAL OF SERVICE
  • DMCA / DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
  • DNS / DOMAIN NAME SERVICE
  • DSL / DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE
  • DVD / DIGITAL VIDEO DISK
  • FTP / FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL
  • GIF / GRAPHICS INTERCHANGE FORMAT
  • GPS / GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
  • GPU / GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT
  • HDMI / HIGH-DEFINITION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE
  • HTML / HYPER TEXT MARKUP LANGUAGE
  • HTTP / HYPERTEXT TRANSFER PROTOCOL
    • HTTPS / HYPERTEXT TRANSFER PROTOCOL SECURE
  • IT / INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • IDE / INTEGRATED DRIVE ELECTRONICS
    • INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT
  • IDS / INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEM
  • ISP / INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER
  • IP / INTERNET PROTOCOL
  • IPS / INTRUSION PREVENTION SYSTEM
  • JPEG / JOINT PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERTS GROUP
  • LAN / LOCAL AREA NETWORK
    • WLAN / WIRELESS LAN
    • VLAN / VIRTUAL LAN
  • LCD / LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY
  • LFI / LOCAL FILE INCLUSION
  • LTE / LONG TERM EVOLUTION
  • MAC / MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL
    • MULTI-ACCESS CONTROL
    • MESSAGE AUTHENTICATION CONTROL
    • MEMORY ACCESS CONTROL
  • MAN / METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORK
  • MPEG / MOVING PICTURE EXPERTS GROUP
  • NAP /
    • NETWORK ACCESS POINT
    • NETWORK ACCESS PROTOCOL
  • NAT / NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION
  • PDF / PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT
  • PNG / PORTABLE NETWORK GRAPHICS
  • RAM / RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY
    • DRAM / DYNAMIC RAM
    • SRAM / STATIC RAM
  • SD CARD / SEURE DIGITAL CARD
  • SMS / SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE
  • SSID / SERVICE SET IDENTIFIER
  • SSD / SOLID STATE DRIVE
    • SSD-HD / SOLID STAT HYBRID DRIVE
  • SSL / SECURE SOCKETS LAYER
  • SQL / STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE
  • TCP / TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL
  • TLS / TRANSPORT LAYER SECURITY
  • URL / UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR
  • VPN / VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK
  • WAN / WIDE-AREA NETWORK
  • Wi-Fi / WIRELESS FIDELITY
  • WWW / WORLD WIDE WEB
  • XML / EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE
  • 4G (LTE) / FOURTH GENERATION

Thanks, guys!

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10 Comments
  1. Καλό..δε βαριόσουν όμως να τα γράψεις;;

  2. Very, Very useful!!

  3. Great list thank you for doing that. One thing I found out when writing a security plan is that, DVD is also referred to as Digital Versatile disk, due to the fact it is used for much more than video.

  4. Good idea; difficult to read. Camelize the explanation of the acronyms.

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