The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

CSP Cryptographic Service Provider

A type of operating system software that provides cryptographic services that are compliant with the Microsoft CryptoAPI. Base-level CSPs ship with Windows NT 4.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 or later.