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An abbreviation is when a long set of words is shortened into a few letters. This is a list of abbrieviations and their long format as used in this wiki.

Abbreviation In Full
AJAX Asynchronous JavaScript And XML
API Application Programmable Interface
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
AS Autonomous System
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASLR Address Space Layout Randomization
ASM Assembly
ASN Autonomous System Number
ASP Active Server Pages
AST Abstract Syntax Tree
BGP Border Gateway Protocol
Bash Bourne-Again SHell
BIOS Basic Input Output System
CC C Compiler
CD Compact Disk
CEH Certified Ethical Hacker
CFM Cold Fusion Markup
CGI Common Gateway Interface
CIDR Classless Inter-Domain Routing
CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor
CISO Certified Information Security Officer
CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CPAN The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network
CPP C Plus Plus
CPU Central Processing Unit
CSA Cisco Security Agent
CSRF Cross-Site Referral Forgery
CSS Cascading Style Sheet
DEP Data Execution Prevention.
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DIG Domain Information Groper
DNS Domain Name System
FITD Foot-In-The-Door
FTP File Transfer protocol
GCIA GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst
GCIH GIAC Certified Incident Handler
GIAC Global Information Assurance Certification
GSEC GIAC Security Essentials Certification
HIDS Host-based Intrusion Detection System
HIPS Host Intrusion Prevention System
HTML Hyper-Text Markup Language
HTTP Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol
HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
IDS Intrusion Detection Systems
ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol
IGMP Internet Group Management Protocol
IP Internet Protocol
IPS Intrusion Prevention System
IR Intermediate Representation
IRC Internet Relay Chat
ISACA Information Systems Audit and Control Association
(ISCA)2 International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
LAN Local Area Network
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LFD Local File Disclosure
LFI Local File Inclusion
Lisp Locator/Identifier Separation Protocol
MAC Media Access Control
MITM attack Man In The Middle attack
MS-DOS MicroSoft Disk Operating System
MSSQL Microsoft Structured Query Language
NIDS Network layer Intrusion Detection Systems
NIPS Network-based Intrusion Prevention Systems
PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect
PERL Practical Extraction and Report Language
PGP Pretty Good Privacy
PHP PHP Hypertext Preprocessor
POP3 Post Office Protocol version 3
RAT Remote Administration Tool
RFC Request For Comment
RFI Remote File Inclusion
RFID Radio Frequency IDentification
RIP Routing Information Protocol
ROP Return Oriented Programming
RoR Ruby on Rails
RPC Remote Procedure Call
RPN Reverse Polish Notation
SEO Search Engine Optimization
SIM Security Infrastructure Management
SIP Session Initiation Protocol
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
SQL Structured Query Language
SSH Secure SHell (protocol)
SSI Server Side Include
TCL Tool Command Language
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol
TLS Transport Layer Security
UDP User Datagram Protocol
URL Uniform Resource Locator
VOIP Voice Over Internet Protocol
XSCF Cross-Site Content Forgery
XSRF Cross-Site Request Forgery
XSS Cross-Site Scripting