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the meaning of "pivoting" in IT Security term I would like to know the meaning of "pivoting" in IT securty term I did some research on it, and I found that the meaning of pivot is exploit to compromise a computer system. but it seems like it doesn't match to the sentence below. example It support malware hunting using a pool of over 5 billion objects. Analysts can use YARA rules, malware search and functional similarity pivoting to identify APT, data spillage, brand abuse and malware can anyone tell me what the meaning of "pivoting to" used in the sentence above?
Sep 17, 2018 2:28 AM
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The use of pivot/pivoting here is an obscure technical term used to describe similarity matching algorithms; my guess is that your text comes from the technical description of a security product such as a SIEM tool, and the manufacturer is describing a product feature which uses it. General language forums such as Italki are not a good place to acquire advanced technical knowledge: suitable internet resources include Google and stackexchange, if you find these too difficult I would suggest Coursera or a 'meat' university instead.
September 17, 2018
I suspect that it is using 'pivot' in the same sense as a 'pivot table' in Excel, suggesting that it is a way to summarise the data, or perhaps to perform multivariate analysis. Note (a) that the sentence is not particularly native English - I think that 'search' should be 'searches', and (b) if you search 'functional similarity pivoting' as a phrase, that sentence is the only match that comes up, which suggests that it is a phrase that they have invented.
September 17, 2018
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