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Cyber Security Acronyms, Abbreviations and Terms

See below commonly used Cyber Security acronyms, abbreviations and titles to assist you in your work and study. For more help contact us on 01462 713313 or support@methodcysec.com

 

AV
Antivirus
BPCS
Basic Process Control System
C2
Command and Control (server)
CA
Competent Authority
CAF
Cyber Assessment Framework
CIA
Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability
CMDB
Configuration Management Database
CNI
Critical National Infrastructure
COMAH
The Control of Major Accident Hazards
CSMS
Cyber Security Management System
DCS
Distributed Control System
DMZ
Demilitarised Zone
EWS
Engineering Workstation
HMI
Human Machine Interface
HSE
UK Health and Safety Executive
IACS
Industrial Automation and Control Systems
ICS
Industrial Control Systems
IDS
Intrusion Detection System
IEC
International electrotechnical Commission
FTE
Fault Tolerant Ethernet
I/O
Input / Output
IPS
Intrusion Prevention System
ISMS
Information Security Management System
IT
Information Technology
LAN
Local Area Network
LES
Loss of Essential Services
MA
Major Accident
MAC
Medium Access Control (address)
MCC
Motor Control Center
NAS
Network Attached Storage
NCSC
National Cyber Security Centre (UK)
NIS
Network & Information Systems Directive (EU) / Regulations (UK)
NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology (US)
OES
Operator of Essential Services
OG
Operational Guidance
OPC UA
Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture
OT
Operational Technology
PERA
Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture
PFD
Probability of Failure On Demand
PHRA
Process Hazard Risk Analysis
PIZ
Plant Information Zone
RAMS
Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety
RAS
Remote Access Server
PLC
Programmable Logic Controller
RDP
Remote Desktop Protocol
SCADA
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SIL
Safety Integrity Level
SIS
Safety Instrumented System
SOE
Standard Operating Environment
TCP / IP
Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol
VLAN
Virtual Local Area Network
WLAN
Wireless Local Area Network (Wi-Fi)
VM
Virtual Machine
VPN
Virtual Private Network
WAN
Wide Area Network
WSUS
Windows Server Update Services

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