Tech Dictionary (Part 2)

Another part of our tech dictionary series. We are breaking down some tech terms for you!


Secure Sockets Layer is a protocol developed by Netscape for providing a secure connection between two or more devices via the internet. SSL uses a Cryptography system that uses two keys to encrypt data (a public key that is known to everyone and a private secret key only known to the recipient).


This is the art of protecting information by transforming it, into an unreadable format, called cipher text. Only those who have the secret key can decrypt the message into plain text.

Cipher text

In cryptography, cipher text is data that has been encrypted. It is unreadable until it has been converted to plain text.


Phishing is a cybercrime in which victims are contacted by email, telephone or text message by an attacker posing as trustworthy to obtain sensitive information or data such as login and credit card details. The attacker’s goal is to get the victim to click a link or download an attachment.

Data Scientist

Data Scientists are experts who use a range of skills to synthesize, process and interpret large volumes of structured and unstructured data. This is helpful for researchers and engineers and helpful in informing day-day business decisions.

Big Data

Big Data is a phrase used to mean a massive volume of both structured and unstructured data that is so large it is difficult to process using traditional database and software techniques. Sometimes the term is used to refer to the technology that an organization requires to handle large amounts of data and storage facilities. 

Server Management

Server management is the monitoring and upkeep of different types of servers within a network. This will require administrators and IT technicians to access hardware and software that host servers, making necessary repairs, configurations, and updates.

Gantt Chart

This is a type of bar chart that illustrates a project schedule and shows the dependency between tasks and the current schedule status. The chart is usually seen in project management and use to keep to project schedules.

Web Development

Web development is the process of building and maintaining a website for the internet or an intranet. Web developers build websites by coding using different programming languages. Some of the common coding languages include HTML, Javascript, Python.


This is an open-source, cloud-based repository hosting service that allows developers to store, track, manage and control changes to their code. GitHub users can review each other’s code and propose changes.


An infographic is a visual representation of information or data. This will usually include imagery, charts and text that helps in understanding a certain topic quickly and clearly.

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Source: Webopedia

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