Security Corner:
Infosec 101:
The Confused Deputy

By Eric Mann

When two InfoSec practitioners get together, they often resort to a sort of short-hand in conversation to make things easier. This leverages slang, jargon, or other insider references that are opaque or confusing to those outside our community. Rather than coming up with new terms, it’s often easiest to spend that time disambiguating the jargon already in use. This month we’ll dive deep into a concept that seems to come up frequently – particularly among less technical stakeholders. This is the “confused deputy”. by Eric Mann

This article was originally published in the February 2023 issue of php[architect] magazine. To read the complete article please subscribe or purchase the complete issue.

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