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REFERENCE GROUP
Group that provide forums to achieve consensus among groups of stakeholders.

REGISTRATION
A number of website require registration. Usually registration is free and involves filling out a form and receiving or selecting a password.

RELIABILITY
the ability of a computer or an information or telecommunications system to perform consistently and precisely according to its specifications and design requirements and to do so with high confidence.

RISK
the likelihood that a vulnerability may be exploited, or that a threat may become harmful

ROM
Read Only Memory. Part of the memory in a computer containing pre-installed instructions that the system needs to access on a regular basis. ROM typically takes the form of chips on circuit boards or non-rewritable instructions on a CD-ROM. ROM is where the computer stores all the basic everyday functions, such as the power-on procedures.

RSA ALGORITHM
the Rivest-Shamir-Adelman public-key encryption algorithm.