Protecting Europe against large-scale cyber-attacks - European Union Committee Contents


ACPOAssociation of Chief Police Officers
AWF(Europol) Analysis Work File
BCSBCS, the Chartered Institute for IT (British Computer Society)
BERRDepartment for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (now BIS)
BGPBorder Gateway Protocol
BISDepartment for Business, Innovation and Skills (formerly BERR)
BotnetCollection of compromised computers, individually called bots or zombies, running malicious programs that allow them to be controlled remotely; commonly used to launch DDoS attacks.
CCDCOE(NATO) Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Tallinn
CCS(UK) Civil Contingencies Secretariat
CDMA(NATO) Cyber Defence Management Authority
CEDEFOPEuropean Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
CEENetCentral and Eastern European Networking Association
CEPOLEuropean Police College
CERTComputer Emergency Response Team
CESGCommunications and Electronic Security Group
CIICritical Information Infrastructure
CIIPCritical Information Infrastructure Protection
CIWINCritical Infrastructure Warning Information Network
CNICritical National Infrastructure
COBRACabinet Office Briefing Room A
CPNI(UK) Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure
CPSCrown Prosecution Service
CSIRTComputer Security Incident Response Team (now synonymous with CERT)
CSIRTUKCombined Security Incident Response Team (UK)
CSOC(UK) Cyber Security Operations Centre in GCHQ
CSS(UK) Cyber Security Strategy
CSTCouncil for Science and Technology
DCLGDepartment for Communities and Local Government
DDoSDistributed denial of service. A DDoS attack is launched by means of compromised systems (typically controlled via botnets) designed to overwhelm particular servers or networks by flooding them with packets of information.
DECCDepartment of Energy and Climate Change
DEFRADepartment for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DfTDepartment for Transport
DHDepartment of Health
DHS(US) Department of Homeland Security
DNSDomain Name System
DTIODirectorate of Targeting and Information Operations
ECEuropean Community
ECCPEuropean CyberCrime Platform
ECIEuropean Critical Infrastructure
ECRRGElectronic Communications Resilience and Response Group
EEAEuropean Economic Area
EGCEuropean Government CERT Group
EISASEuropean Information Sharing and Alert System
EMCDDAEuropean Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
ENISAEuropean Network and Information Security Agency
EPCICEuropean Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection
EP3REuropean Public Private Partnership for Resilience
EUEuropean Union
EuropolEuropean Police Office
FCOForeign and Commonwealth Office
FEMA(US) Federal Emergency Management Agency
FIPRFoundation for Information Policy Research
FIRSTForum for Incident Response and Security Teams
FORTHFoundation of Research and Technology, Heraklion (Crete)
FSIEFinancial Services Information Exchange
FSISACFinancial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Centre
GCHQGovernment Communications Headquarters
GovCertUKGovernment CERT UK: the Government CERT for the public sector system
GSIGovernment Secure Internet
HMGHer Majesty's Government
HOHome Office
HTCC(Europol) High Tech Crime Centre
ICANNInternet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
I-CROSInternet Crime Reporting Online System
I-FOREXInternet and Forensic Expertise
ICSInstitute of Computer Science, part of FORTH
ICTInformation and Communication Technology
IGF(UN) Internet Governance Forum
IPPR(UK) Institute for Public Policy Research
ISSA-UKInformation Systems Security Association
ISACInformation Sharing and Analysis Centre
ISPInternet Service Provider
IWWNInternational Watch and Warning Network
JANETJoint Academic Network
JCNSSJoint Committee on the National Security Strategy
LisbonSee Treaty of Lisbon
MalwareMalicious software
MoDMinistry of Defence
MoJMinistry of Justice
MSMember State(s) (of the European Union)
NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NCFTANational Cyber Forensics Training Alliance
NCIRCNATO Computer Incident Response Capability
NHCTUNational Hi-tech Crime Unit (now transferred to SOCA)
NISNetwork and Information Security
NSA(US) National Security Agency
NSS(UK) National Security Strategy
OCS(UK) Office of Cyber Security
OCTAOrganised Crime Threat Assessment
OECDOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OFCOM(UK) Office of Communications
OFT(UK) Office of Fair Trading
OHIMOffice for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)
PCCIP(US) President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
PCIPayment Card Industry
PPPPublic private partnership
PSTN(UK) Public Switched Telephone Network
RootkitA software system that consists of one or more programs designed to obscure the fact that the system has been compromised
SCADASupervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SEPASingle European Payment Area
SIRTSecurity Incident Response Team
SMEsSmall and Medium Enterprises
SOCASerious Organised Crime Agency
SOPsstandard operating procedures
TECTreaty establishing the European Community
TERENATrans-European Research and Education Networking Association
TEUTreaty on European Union
TFEUTreaty on the Functioning of the European Union
TISCATelecommunications Industry Security Advisory Council
Treaty of LisbonThe Treaty between the Member States, signed in Lisbon on 13 Lisbon December 2007, amending the TEU, and amending the TEC and re-naming it the TFEU
UKTIUK Trade & Investment
VOIPVoice Over Internet Protocol
WARPWarning, Advice and Reporting Point
ZombiesAnother word for bots; see Botnet

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