Information security firm Bishop Fox's "Cybersecurity Style Guide" is 92 pages' worth of usage notes from the confusing world of technical jargon, a combination of glossary, pronunciation guide and style manual (in the manner of the jargon file), and includes the notation that "cyber-" is an ill-advised prefix.
They're open to your suggestions for additions, amendments, etc. It's pretty comprehensive, with entries for "Cylon" ("Fictional cyborgs in Battlestar Galactica"), "Grumpy Cat," "Life hack," "EFF," and "Kubernetes or k8s."
This guide is designed for security researchers. It provides advice on which words to use in reports, how they should look in the middle of a sentence, and how to pronounce them out loud. Since the terms are listed alphabetically, you’ll find serious usage advice right next to playful entries about internet culture. Each term in the guide earned its place by being unintuitive in some way:
• It may look like a non- technical word (execute, pickling, shell),
• It may be uniquely written (BeEF, LaTeX, RESTful),
• It may not follow a clear pattern (web page vs. website),
• It may have a very specific technical distinction (invalidated vs. unvalidated),
• Or its meaning may change depending on the context (crypto, PoC, red teaming)
Hello World! Introducing the Bishop Fox Cybersecurity Style Guide [Brianne Hughes/Bishop Fox]
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