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UI

User Interface

Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

The technical term for the web address (location) of an internet resource such as a website or an image within a website.

Unpatched software

Computer code with known security weaknesses.

Unprivileged accounts

Unprivileged accounts include unprivileged user accounts and unprivileged service accounts.

Unprivileged operating environments

Unprivileged operating environments are those used for activities that do not require privileged access, such as reading emails and browsing the web.

Unsecured network

Most often refers to a free Wi-Fi network, like at a café or shop.

Unsecured space

An area not certified to the physical security requirements for a Security Zone Two to Security Zone Five area, as defined in the Department of Home Affairs’ Protective Security Policy Framework, Entity facilities policy, to allow for the processing or storage of classified data.

Untrusted device

Any IT equipment that an organisation does not trust. For example, unknown IT equipment (which might belong to malicious actors), or an uncontrolled personal mobile device of an employee.

Updates

An act of updating something or someone or an updated version of something.

URL

Uniform Resource Locator

US-CERT

United States Computer Emergency Response Team. A team within the US Department of Homeland Security charged with protecting US internet infrastructure by coordinating defence against and recovery from cyberattacks.

USB

Universal Serial Bus

USB (Universal Serial Bus) stick

A small piece of hardware that stores data, sometimes called a jump drive, thumb drive or flash drive.

User

An individual that works for an organisation and is authorised to access a system.

User accounts

User accounts include privileged user accounts and unprivileged user accounts.

User experience (UX)

The overall experience of a person using a product such as a website or computer application, especially in terms of how easy or pleasing it is to use.

User interface (UI)

The means by which the user and a computer system interact, in particular the use of input devices and software.