Cyber Security Glossary

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Term Definition

Malware, short for malicious software, is any software designed with malicious intent to harm a computer system, device, network, or user. Malware can take many forms, including viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, adware, spyware, and more.

Multi Factor Authentication

encompassing two-factor authentication, or 2FA, along with similar terms is an electronic authentication method in which a user is granted access to a website or application only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence (or factors) to an authentication mechanism: knowledge (something only the user knows), possession (something only the user has), and inherence (something only the user is).

multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication is a layered approach to securing data and applications where a system requires a user to present a combination of two or more credentials to verify a user's identity for login