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Cybersecurity Style Guide

Y

YA…

Short for “Yet Another” in many acronyms.

Ex: YACC: Yet Another Compiler Compiler

YAML

Short for “YAML Ain’t Markup Language.” A human-readable serialization language. YAML is a recursive acronym.

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YML
YAWAST

A Python-based tool used during security assessments.

years

Use the normal font. Don’t use apostrophes for plural years, as in “from the 1980s.” Use apostrophes when the year is possessive, as in “1999’s song of the summer.” Use a comma between day and year, as in “July 4, 2000.”

Yemen Cyber Army

A hacking group that may be Iranian.

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YubiKey

A hardware authentication device from Yubico. Yubi means “finger” in Japanese. Pronounced as “you-bee-key.”

YUM

Yellowdog Updater Modified. A Linux software update mechanism.

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