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Abbreviation Meaning
B2C Business to Customer
A transaction that takes place between a business and an individual as the end customer
B2E Business to Employee
Electronic commerce that uses an intra-business network which allows companies to provide products and/or services to their employees
CSPN Certification de Sécurité de Premier Niveau
A certification issued by the French National Agency for Information Systems Security, for information technology products
FFEIC Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
A formal U.S. government interagency body composed of five banking regulators that is empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions
FIDO Alliance Fast Identity Online Alliance
FIDO Alliance is an open industry association launched 2013 whose mission is to develop and promote authentication standards that help reduce the world’s reliance on passwords
FIDO Fast Identity Online
FIDO is a set of technology-agnostic security specifications for strong authentication. FIDO is developed by the FIDO Alliance
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standard
The Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 is a U.S. government computer security standard used to approve cryptographic modules. It is published by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technologies and is a security standard recognized by the U.S. and Canadian governments, as well as the European Union
HSM Hardware Security Module
An HSM is a hardware security module that delivers enhanced protection for cryptographic keys, securing modern infrastructures. It can securely generate, store and manage digital keys
IAM Identity and Access Management
A framework of policies and technologies for ensuring that the proper people in an enterprise have the appropriate access to the right technology resources, based on their roles and privileges in the organization
IT Information Technology
The use of computers to create, process, store, retrieve and exchange data and information
MFA Multi-Factor Authentication
An authentication method in which a computer user is granted access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence, or factors, to an authentication mechanism
MITM Man-In-The-Middle
An attack where the attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communications between two parties who believe that they are directly communicating with each other
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
An agency of the United States Department of Commerce whose mission is to promote American innovation and industrial competitiveness
OTP One-Time Password
A code that is valid for only one login session or transaction. An OTP is typically sent via a text message to a mobile phone, and they are frequently used as part of two-factor authentication
PAM Privileged Access Management
A submarket of IAM comprising identity technologies that track, monitor, and report what users with extended access rights
PIN Personal Identification Number
Personal identification number is an individualized code that provides a layer of security to the electronic authentication
PIV Personal Identity Verification
A personal identity verification credential is a U.S. Federal government-wide credential used to access Federally controlled facilities and information systems at the appropriate security level
SDK Software Development Kit
SDK brings together a group of tools that enable the programming of mobile applications
SDG Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The goals address the global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice
SSO Single Sign-On
An authentication method that enables users to securely authenticate with multiple applications and websites by using just one set of credentials
WebAuthn WebAuthn
WebAuthn is a global standard for secure authentication on the Web supported by all leading browsers and platforms