This article was originally published on INCIBE security blog.
The role of language in a profession is important. Any discipline generates its own technical language as it evolves and becomes more complex, and it is a mechanism by which professionals in the same field can share knowledge and interact concisely, accurately and unambiguously.
Disciplines can even have their own sub-disciplines, as is the case with IT, which encompass so many different things that it is necessary to create specializations, each with its own technical language.
Our discipline is information security, a field as complex as it's jargon.
However, this specialization has increased in interest and complexity over a very short period of time, thus creating a problem: it becomes a trend, making its proper development difficult. "Where marketing prevails over technological development".
Given that expressions such as "computer attacks, hackers, information leaks or espionage" are commonly the subject of media …