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CYBER SMART: What does CISC stand for?

December 9th, 2016


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Question of the Week: What does CISC stand for?

Answer: Complex Instruction Set Computing

The acronym stands for “Complex Instruction Set Computing” which is a type of microprocessor design. The design gives single instructions and executes low-level operations, but also has the capability to do multi-step operations all within a single instruction. The goal has since evolved to “provide needed capabilities in the most efficient way.” Now full-set computers use Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC).

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Jordan is a social media strategist, digital community manager and a lover of all things IT. She currently manages the Social Media Program at Thycotic and loves to connect with technology communities online and at enterprise IT events. Addicted to the outdoors, you can find Jordan on the running trails in her free time or sharing the latest InfoSec buzz on Twitter @ThycoticJordan.

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