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stride

1. an act of forward movement by an animal, completed when the legs have returned to their initial relative positions
2. Rowing the distance covered between strokes
3. Jazz a piano style characterized by single bass notes on the first and third beats and chords on the second and fourth

STRIDE

(Spoofing, Tampering, Repudiation, Information, Denial, Elevation) An acronym for remembering six areas of risk in technology. For an excellent example of applying STRIDE to Web applications, visit the keepers of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) at www.owasp.com.

Spoofing Identities
A user should not be able to assume the identity of, or mask the attributes of, someone else. Using a public key infrastructure (PKI) and digital signatures is a way of preventing spoofing.

Tampering With Data
The integrity of data should be preserved at all times. Encryption, independent verification and input, process and output validation are some of the tools that can be used.

Repudiate a Transaction
A valid transaction should not be subject to rejection. Good audit trails and signing a message with date and time are examples of preventative methods.

Information Disclosure
Information should not fall into unauthorized hands. Data loss prevention (DLP) techniques are used to strengthen corporate confidentiality. See DLP.

Denial of Service
A server or an application should not be vulnerable to being put out of service. Redundant and/or backup systems are datacenter architectures that can be used.

Elevation of Privilege
An unauthorized user should not be allowed administrator rights. Refusing to share passwords or tokens can reduce this risk. See access control.
References in classic literature ?
The elephant turned, without a sound, took three strides back to the boy in the moonlight, put down his trunk, swung him up to his neck, and almost before Little Toomai had settled his knees, slipped into the forest.
Once or twice he could feel Kala Nag and all the others surge forward a few strides, and the thumping would change to the crushing sound of juicy green things being bruised, but in a minute or two the boom of feet on hard earth began again.
I sue for peace, and, as a condition of it, will take five strides, and be out of your kingdom at the sixth.
Adam almost shouted, starting up from his cnair and making a stride towards the door; but he turned round again, setting his back against the bookcase, and looking fiercely at Mr.
The Prince, riding a little apart, simply ignored the hurdle, and the mare took it in her stride.
The Prince had lost ground, but he came on toward the last jump, gaining with every stride.
Occasionally an ironer lost the stride for an instant, gasped or sighed, then caught it up again with weary determination.
I had this fellow's stride both on the clay outside and on the dust within.
Well, if a man can stride four and a-half feet without the smallest effort, he can't be quite in the sere and yellow.
The young count paid no heed to them, but, breathing hard, passed by with resolute strides and went into the house.
She walked along before him with swift strides, and there was about her an air of decision and importance that led him to suspect she was some great personage.
He plunged on with long, reckless strides which soon placed a widening gap between him and the rest of the party.