Y2K – acronym representing the year 2000 technology bug. Organizations spent hundreds of millions before the year 2000 ensuring their technologies were not taken out through the change of year in systems that had never been designed to cope with a 4 digit year change. Before the year 2000, there was a very real fear that major catastrophes could follow the date change (technology meltdown). As the year change came and went with little to no impact, many organizations felt they had been conned into excessive protective investments. Much of the resilience to adequate investments in cybersecurity can be attributed to the perceived over investment in resolving this technical item.
Yottabyte (YB) – a yottabyte is equal to 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 (280) bits, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (1024) bytes and is the largest recognized value used with storage.