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.

incident characterization

A generic grouping that indicates some salient aspect of an incident. Denial of service (DoS), user level access, and root level access are examples of such groupings. Incident characterization must be analyst-verified during the identify phase. Incident characterization allows customers to establish custom response policies.