Acronyms Used in This Book

AAAAuthentication, Authorization, and Accounting
ACAlternating Current
ACLAccess Control List
ACPIAdvanced Configuration Power Interface
ADFAutomatic Document Feeder
ADSLAsymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line
AESAdvanced Encryption Standard
AHCIAdvanced Host Controller Interface
APAccess Point
APFSApple File System
APIPAAutomatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing
APKAndroid Package
ARMAdvanced RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) Machine
APMAdvanced Power Management
ARPAddress Resolution Protocol
ASRAutomated System Recovery
ATAAdvanced Technology Attachment
ATAPIAdvanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface
ATMAsynchronous Transfer Mode
ATXAdvanced Technology Extended
AUPAcceptable Use Policy
A/VAudio Video
BD-RBlu-ray Disc Recordable
BIOSBasic Input/Output System
BD-REBlu-ray Disc Rewritable
BSODBlue Screen of Death
BYODBring Your Own Device
CADComputer-Aided Design
CAPTCHACompletely Automated Public Turning Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart
CDCompact Disc
CD-ROMCompact Disc-Read-Only Memory
CD-RWCompact Disc-Rewritable
CDFSCompact Disc File System
CDMACode-Division Multiple Access
CERTComputer Emergency Response Team
CIFSCommon Internet File System
CFSCentral File System
Common File System
Command File System
CGAComputer Graphics and Applications
CIRDClassless Inter-Domain Routing
CIFSCommon Internet File System
CMDCommand Prompt
CMOSComplementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
CNRCommunications and Networking Riser
COMXCommunication Port (x=Port Number)
CPUCentral Processing Unit
CRLCertificate Revocation List
CRTCathode-Ray Tube
DaaSData as a Service
DACDiscretionary Access Control
DB-25Serial Communications D-Shell Connector, 25 pins
DB-9Serial Communications D-Shell Connector, 9 pins
DBaaSDatabase as a Service
DCDirect Current
DDoSDistributed Denial of Service
DDRDouble Data Rate
DDR RAMDouble Data Rate Random Access Memory
DFSDistributed File System
DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DIMMDual Inline Memory Module
DINDeutsche Industrie Norm
DKIMDomainKeys Identified Mail
DLTDigital Linear Tape
DLPDigital Light Processing Data Loss Prevention
DMADirect Memory Access
DMARCDomain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance
DMZDemilitarized Zone
DNSDomain name Service Domain Name Server
DoSDenial of Service
DRAMDynamic Random Access Memory
DRMDigital Rights Management
DSLDigital Subscriber Line
DVDDigital Versatile Disc
DVD-RAMDigital Versatile Disc-Random Access Memory
DVD-ROMDigital Versatile Disc-Read Only Memory
DVD-RDigital Versatile Disc-Recordable
DVD-RWDigital Versatile Disc-Rewritable
DVIDigital Visual Interface
DVI-DDigital Visual Interface-Digital
ECCError Correcting Code
ECPExtended Capabilities Port
EEPROMElectrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
EFSEncrypting File System
EIDEEnhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
EMIElectromagnetic Interference
EMPElectromagnetic Pulse
EPROMErasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
EPPEnhanced Parallel Port
ERDEmergency Repair Disk
eSATAExternal Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
ESDElectrostatic Discharge
EULAEnd User License Agreement
EVGAExtended Video Graphics Adapter/Array
Ext2Second Extended File System
exFATExtended File Allocation Table
ExtExtended File System
FATFile Allocation Table
FAT1212-Bit File Allocation Table
FAT1616-Bit File Allocation Table
FAT3232-Bit File Allocation Table
FDDFloppy Disk Drive
FPMFast Page Mode
FSBFront-Side Bus
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
FQDNFully Qualified Domain Name
GDDRGraphics Double Data Rate
GDIGraphics Device Interface
GUIGraphical User Interface
GUIDGlobally Unique Identifier
GPSGlobal Positioning System
GPTGUID Partition Table
GPUGraphics Processing Unit
GSMGlobal System for Mobile Communications
GUIGraphical User Interface
GUIDGlobally Unique Identifier
HALHardware Abstraction Layer
HAVHardware Assisted Virtualization
HCLHardware Compatibility List
HDCPHigh-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection
HDDHard Disk Drive
HDMIHigh-Definition Media Interface
HIPSHost Intrusion Prevention System
HSMHardware Security Module
HPFSHigh Performance File System
HTMLHypertext Markup Language
HTPCHome Theater PC
HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
IaaSInfrastructure as a Service
ICMPInternet Control Message Protocol
ICRIntelligent Character Recognition
IDEIntegrated Drive Electronics
IDSIntrusion Detection System
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IISInternet Information Services
IMAPInternet Mail Access Protocol
IMEIInternational Mobile Equipment Identify
IMSIInternational Mobile Subscriber Identity
IOPSInput/Output Operations Per Second
IoTInternet of Things
IPInternet Protocol
IPConfigInternet Protocol Configuration
IPPInternet Printing Protocol
IPSIntrusion Prevention System
IPsecInternet Protocol Security
IrDAInfrared Data Association
IRPIncident Response Plan
IRQInterrupt Request
ISAIndustry Standard Architecture
ISDNIntegrated Services Digital Network
ISOInternational Organization for Standardization
ISPInternet Service Provider
IXInformation Technology eXtended
JBODJust a Bunch of Disks
KBKnowledge Base
KVMKernel-based Virtual Machine
LANLocal Area Network
LBALogical Block Addressing
LCLucent Connector
LCDLiquid Crystal Display
LDAPLightweight Directory Access Protocol
LEDLight Emitting Diode
LPD/LPRLine Printer Daemon/Line Printer Remote
LPTLine Printer Terminal
LVDLow Voltage Differential
MACMedia Access Control
Mandatory Access Control
MAMMobile Application Management
MANMetropolitan Area Network
MAPIMessaging Application Programming Interface
mATXMicro Advanced Technology Extended
MAUMedia Access Unit/Media Attachment Unit
MDMMobile Device Management
MRBMaster Boot Record
MBSAMicrosoft Baseline Security Analyzer
MDMMobile Device Management
MFAMultifactor Authentication
MFDMultifunction Device
MFPMultifunction Product
MicroDIMMMicro Dual Inline Memory Module
MIDIMusical Instrument Digital Interface
MIMEMultipurpose Internet Mail Extension
MIMOMultiple Input Multiple Output
MMCMicrosoft Management Console
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
MP3Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 3 Audio
MP4Moving Picture Experts Group Layer 4
MPEGMoving Picture Experts Group
MSConfigMicrosoft Configuration
MSDSMaterial Safety Data Sheet
MSRAMicrosoft Remote Assistance
MT-RJMechanical Transfer Registered Jack
MUIMultilingual User Interface
MXMail Exchange
NaaSNetwork as a Service
NACNetwork Access Control
NASNetwork-Attached Storage
NATNetwork Address Translation
NetBIOSNetworked Basic Input/Output System
NetBEUINetworked Basic Input/Output System Extended User Interface
NFCNear Field Communication
NFSNetwork File System
NICNetwork Interface Card
NiCdNickel Cadmium
NiMHNickel Metal Hydride
NLXNew Low-profile Extended
NNTPNetwork News Transfer Protocol
NTFSNew Technology File System
NTLDRNew Technology Loader
NTPNetwork Time Protocol
NTSCNational Transmission Standards Committee
NVMeNon-Volatile Memory Express
OCROptical Character Recognition
OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturer
OLEDOrganic Light Emitting Diode
OSOperating System
PaaSPlatform as a Service
PALPhase Alternating Line
PANPersonal Area Network
PATPort Address Translation
PCPersonal Computer
PCIPeripheral Component Interconnect
Payment Card Industry
PCIePeripheral Component Interconnect Express
PCIXPeripheral Component Interconnect Extended
PCLPrinter Control Language
PCMCIAPersonal Computer Memory Card International Association
PEPreinstallation Environment
PGAPin Grid Array
PGA2Pin Grid Array 2
PGPPretty Good Protection or Pretty Good Privacy
PIIPersonally Identifiable Information
PINPersonal Identification Number
PHIPersonal Health Information
PKIPublic Key Infrastructure
PnPPlug and Play
PoEPower over Ethernet
POP3Post Office Protocol 3
PoSPoint of Sale
POSTPower-On Self-Test
POTSPlain Old Telephone Service
PPMPages Per Minute
PPPPoint-to-Point Protocol
PPTPPont-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
PRIPrimary Rate Interface
PRLPreferred Roaming List
PROMProgrammable Read-Only Memory
PS/2Personal System/2 Connector
PSTNPublic Switched Telephone Network
PSUPower Supply Unit
PVAPatterned Vertical Alignment
PVCPermanent Virtual Circuit
PXEPreboot Execution Environment
QoSQuality of Service
RADIUSRemote Authentication Dial-In User Server
RAIDRedundant Array of Independent Disks
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
RAMRandom Access Memory
RasRemote Access Service
RDPRemote Desktop Protocol
RFRadio Frequency
RFIRadio Frequency Interface
RFIDRadio Frequency Identification
RGBRed Green Blue
RIPRouting Information Protocol
RISRemote Installation Service
RISCReduced Instruction Set Computer
RJ-11Registered Jack Function 11
RJ-45Registered Jack Function 45
RMAReturned Materials Authorization
ROMRead-Only Memory
RPORecovery Point Objective
RTCReal-Time Clock
RTORecovery Time Objective
SaaSSoftware as a Service
SANStorage Area Network
SASSerial Attached SCSI
SATASerial Advanced Technology Attachment
SCSubscription Channel
SCADASupervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCPSecure Copy Protection
SCSISmall Computer System Interface
SCSI IDSmall Computer System Interface Identifier
SD CardSecure Digital Card
SDNSoftware Defined Networking
SECSingle Edge Connector
SFCSystem File Checker
SFFSmall Form Factor
SFTPSecure File Transfer Protocol
SIMSubscriber Identity Module
SIMMSingle In-Line Memory Module
SLIScalable Link Interface
System Level Integration
Scanline Interleave Mode
SMARTSelf-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
SMBServer Message Block
SMTPSimple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNTPSimple Network Time Protocol
SNMPSimple Network Management Protocol
SODIMMSmall Outline Dual Inline Memory Module
SOHOSmall Office/Home Office
SPService Pack
SPFSender Policy framework
SPDIFSony-Philips Digital Interface Format
SPGAStaggered Pin Grid Array
SQLStructured Query Language
SRAMStatic Random-Access Memory
SSDSolid State Drive
SSHSecure Shell
SSIDService Set Identifier
SSLSecure Sockets Layer
SSOSingle Sign-on
STStraight Tip
STPShielded Twisted Pair
SXGASuper Extended Graphics Array
TACACSTerminal Access Controller Access-Control System
TCPTransmission Control Protocol
TCP/IPTransmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TDRTime Domain Reflectometer
TFTPTrivial File Transfer Protocol
TKIPTemporal Key Integrity Protocol
TLSTransport Layer Security
TNTwisted Nematic
TPMTrusted Platform Module
UACUser Account Control
UDFUser Defined Functions
Universal Disk Format
Universal Data Format
UDPUser Datagram Protocol
UEFIUnified Extensible Firmware Interface
UNCUniversal Naming Convention
UPnPUniversal Plug and Play
UPSUninterruptible Power Supply
URLUniform Resource Locator
USBUniversal Serial Bus
USMTUser State Migration Tool
UTMUnified Threat Management
UTPUnshielded Twisted Pair
UXGAUltra Extended Graphics Array
VAVertical Alignment
VDIVirtual Desktop Infrastructure
VESAVideo Electronics Standards Association
VFATVirtual File Allocation Table
VGAVideo Graphics Array
VMVirtual Machine
VNCVirtual Network Computer
VoIPVoice over Internet Protocol
VPNVirtual Private Network
VRAMVideo Random Access Memory
WANWide Area Network
WAPWireless Access Protocol
Wireless Access Point
WEPWired Equivalent Privacy
WIFIWireless Fidelity
WINSWindows Internet Name Service
WISPWireless Internet Service Provider
WLANWireless Local Area Network
WMNWireless Mesh Network
WAPWireless Protected Access
WPA2Wi-Fi Protected Access 2
WPSWi-Fi Protected Setup
WUXGAWide Ultra Extended Graphics Array
WWANWireless Wide Area Network
XGAExtended Graphics Array
XSSCross-Site Scripting
ZIPZigzag Inline Package