|(security, jargon)||Intrusion Countermeasure Electronics - (ICE) A contrived acronym for security
software, coined by Usenetter Tom Maddox and popularised by
William Gibson's cyberpunk SF novels. In Gibson's novels
ICE software responds to intrusion by attempting to literally
kill the intruder.|
The term is not in serious use as of 2000 apart from the commercial software product, BlackICE and a growing number of others.
See also: icebreaker.