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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
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(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

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.
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The NDA for KPI-121 0.25% included data from one Phase 2 and two Phase 3 efficacy and safety trials, STRIDE 1 and STRIDE 2, studying approximately 2,000 patients with dry eye disease.
Rank Group has until 5pm on June 28 to make a formal offer for Stride Gaming or walk away.
Stride, an online bingo games operator, said it is in advanced talks with Rank Group over a possible all-cash offer which values Stride shares at 151 pence per share.
The new name was chosen to unify the bank's mission of delivering innovative solutions to help customers achieve their financial objectives and find their stride. The bank has invested in technologies and infrastructure in recent years to offer new services and resources to local and national customers, and these investments prompted the need for a clearer, more approachable identity.
"Our industry is changing rapidly," said Brud Baker, chairman of Stride Bank.
Stride was on a family holiday on Thursday when he learned of the sad news Ellis had passed away at the age of 94.
"I went to see him last Thursday and then came away on holiday on Friday," Stride told the Birmingham Mail.
The Treasury website says Mr Stride's role includes "strategic oversight of the tax system including direct, indirect, business, property and personal taxation".
Stride also warned pro-EU MPs hostile to the Chequers plan that voting against it could mean the UK crashes out of the bloc without a deal.
The lawyer added Stride, whose partner recently gave birth to their first child, was terrified of custody and had come clean to his bosses since his driving rap had come to light.
(1) One such instruction is for baseball batters to use a minimal stride with the front foot when performing the baseball swing.