Annotated Bibliography On Computer Security

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Computer Security

Computer Security
Computer security is the consideration for securing resources of the computer. It is the protection of computing systems and the data that they store or access. Any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to or modification of which could adversely affect the privacy of the data. The protection afforded to an automated information system in order to attain the applicable objectives of preserving the integrity, availability and confidentiality of information system resources (includes hardware, software, firmware, information/data, and telecommunications).
Characteristics of Computer Security
There are many characterizations of computer security, main are the following:
⦁ Confidentiality. Prevention of unauthorized disclosure of information.
⦁ Integrity. Prevention of unauthorized modification of information.
⦁ Availability. Prevention of unauthorized withholding of information or resources.
There are four broad areas of computer misuse: theft of computational resources, disruption of computational services, unauthorized information disclosure, and unauthorized information modification. These four areas correspond to threats to IT security. The first two categories correspond to threats to availability; the third corresponds to a threat to confidentiality; and the fourth to the integrity of the information.
Integrity: In lay usage, information has
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