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eLearning

The use of digital technology and media for education and training. E-learning can include digital techniques to deliver text, audio,…

The use of digital technology and media for education and training. E-learning can include digital techniques to deliver text, audio, images, animation, streaming video and even virtual reality to students. It is often delivered over the internet via web sites.

Also sometimes known as e-training.

Encryption

A mathematical function that protects information by making it unreadable by everyone except those with the key to decode it.

A mathematical function that protects information by making it unreadable by everyone except those with the key to decode it.

Environmental information

In the UK, the Environmental Information regulations povide public access to environmental information held by public authorities.

In the UK, the Environmental Information regulations povide public access to environmental information held by public authorities.

ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning

Business management software, usually a suite of integrated applications used to collect, store, manage and interpret data from many business…

Business management software, usually a suite of integrated applications used to collect, store, manage and interpret data from many business activities, including product planning, cost and development, manufacturing or service delivery, inventory management, shipping and payment

EUD - End User Device

Collective term to describe modern smartphones, laptops and tablets that connect to an organisation's network.

Collective term to describe modern smartphones, laptops and tablets that connect to an organisation's network.

Exploit

May refer to software or data that takes advantage of a vulnerability in a system to cause unintended consequences.

May refer to software or data that takes advantage of a vulnerability in a system to cause unintended consequences.

Firewall

Hardware or software which uses a defined rule set to constrain network traffic to prevent unauthorised access to or from…

Hardware or software which uses a defined rule set to constrain network traffic to prevent unauthorised access to or from a network.

Freedom of Information Act, 2000

In the UK, the law that regulates the disclosure of information held by public and publically accountable bodies.  Citizens have…

In the UK, the law that regulates the disclosure of information held by public and publically accountable bodies.  Citizens have the right to request information from these bodies under this Act of Parliament.

Formally, the FOI Act is an "Act to make provision for the disclosure of information held by public authorities or by persons providing services for them and to amend the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Public Records Act 1958; and for connected purposes."

GCHQ - Government Communications Headquarters

GCHQ is a world-leading intelligence, cyber and security agency with a mission to keep the UK safe</p><p>Its mission areas are:…

GCHQ is a world-leading intelligence, cyber and security agency with a mission to keep the UK safe</p><p>Its mission areas are:

  • Counter Terrorism - Stopping terrorist attacks in the UK and against our interests overseas
  • Cyber Security - Making the UK the safest place to live and do business online
  • Strategic Advantage - Managing the threats from hostile states, promoting the UK's prosperity and shaping the international environment
  • Serious & Organised Crime - Reducing the social and financial harm that serious and organised crime causes to the UK
  • Support to Defence - Protecting Defence personnel and assets and supporting an integrated approach to war fighting

GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation

General Data Protection Regulation. EU law that regulates data protection and privacy. Came into force on 25th May 2018 and…

General Data Protection Regulation. EU law that regulates data protection and privacy. Came into force on 25th May 2018 and was accompanied in the UK by the Data Protection Act, 2018.

Formally, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).