Security Threats and Controls
By the end of the lesson you should be able to: Define data security Identify security threats and control measures
Data Security refers to the process of protecting computer hardware, software, and communication systems against unauthorized access, destruction, or even modification
Control refers to procedure, action, device, or technique that reduces or eliminates the vulnerability of an information system
Data Security Principles
These are also known as information security triads. They include Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability.
Confidentiality refers to the ability of a system to ensure that the information system is only accessed or disclosed to authorized parties.
Integrity ability of a system to ensure that can only be modified or altered by authorized parties
Availability ability of a system to ensure that information system assets are usable by and accessible to all authorized parties
Other Pillars of Data Security
Security Threats and Control Measures
A threat refers to a set of circumstances that has the potential to cause loss or harm to information or information system gadgets. Threats mostly exploit a vulnerability (weakness) in an information system. Vulnerability is a weakness in the system.
Threats from System Failure
Threats from Malicious Programs