Here are some choice selections from Finch's list of dictionary entries:
- Finch's Law: the gist of this term is that cyber attackers will always be a step or two ahead of whatever cyber defenses we can muster.
- In-law Problem: the concept that, when buying into or partnering with another business, there are potential advantages (synergies) as well as pitfalls – namely inadequate information systems that are infected with malware.
- The Digital Ostrich: ignoring digital and cyber threats won't make them go away. Cyber security threats and attacks are ongoing; claims by a firm that it didn't know of an attack or breach doesn't absolve it from the corporate responsibility to investigate it.
- Snowdentification: named for the National Security Agency information leaker Edward Snowden, this is "the jumbled process that causes concern over privacy to bleed into cyber security issues." Finch sees this as a serious concern, because in terms of cyber defense, security is of little or no concern – or shouldn't be.