ReasonLabs Cyberpedia
Discover the fundamental cybersecurity concepts, terms and topics affecting consumers today in ReasonLabs’ Cyberpedia


Data Breach

A data breach is an infringement where protected, confidential, or sensitive data is copied, transmitted, or stolen. Data breaches may involve everything from financial information to highly sensitive intellectual property, costing organizations a great deal of money and resources.

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Deepfake refers to a type of synthetic media in which an image or video of a specific person is replaced with the likeness of someone else. Deepfakes are often generated by the use of machine learning and a form of artificial intelligence, called 'deep learning'. As with photoshop, it is used to alter, or 'fake' the appearance of someone or something - hence its name.

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Denial-of-Service (DoS) Attack

A denial-of-service (DoS) attack is a type of cyber attack in which services between a machine, network, and host are either temporarily or indefinitely disrupted. The tactic here is to overload the device or network with so much additional traffic that it can no longer function, and shuts down. It will then be unable to provide service to its users. A good example of DoS targets are online banking or email providers.

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Dialer Virus

A dialer is a device or piece of software for calling phone numbers automatically.

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Digital Footprint

Digital footprint' refers to a user's unique set of trackable digital activities, contributions, and communications present on a connected digital device. It's the 'trail' you leave in the wake of your online activity.

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Digital Forensic Incident Response (DFIR)

Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) is a specialized element of cybersecurity, concerned with cybercrime emergencies.

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Digital Identity Theft

Digital identity theft refers to the use of illegally acquired personal information, such as names, address, Social Security or other identification numbers, credit card details, and even photos

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Distributed Denial-Of-Service (DDoS) Attack

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a type of DoS (Denial-of-Service) attack.

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Domain Name System (DNS)

Domain name system (DNS) is the naming system used to classify services, computers, and other assets reachable through Internet Protocol (IP) networks. It effectively serves as the phonebook to the Internet.

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Domain Spoofing

Domain spoofing is a form of phishing, where an attacker impersonates a known business or person with a fake website or email to fool people into trusting them.

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