Ch01Fundamentals

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Unformatted text preview: MIT420 - 1 MIT420 - 1 Chapter 1: I nfor mation Secur ity F undamentals Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals Second Edition MIT420 - 2 Objectives I dentify the challenges for information security Define information security Explain the importance of information security List and define information security terminology Describe the CompTI A Security+ certification exam Describe information security careers MIT420 - 3 I dentifying the Challenges for I nformation Security Challenge of keeping networks and computers secure has never been greater A number of trends illustrate why security is becoming increasingly difficult Many trends have resulted in security attacks growing at an alarming rate MIT420 - 4 I dentifying the Challenges for I nformation Security (continued) Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) security organization compiles statistics regarding number of reported attacks, including: Speed of attacks Sophistication of attacks Faster detection of weaknesses Distributed attacks Difficulties of patching MIT420 - 5 I dentifying the Challenges for I nformation Security (continued) MIT420 - 6 I dentifying the Challenges for I nformation Security (continued) In 2005 there were over 237 million attacks in the first half of the year. MIT420 - 7 Defining I nformation Security I nformation security: Tasks of guar ding digital infor mation, which is typically pr ocessed by a computer (such as a per sonal computer ), stor ed on a magnetic or optical stor age device (such as a har d dr ive or DVD), and tr ansmitted over a networ k spacing MIT420 - 8 Defining I nformation Security (continued) Ensures that protective measures are properly implemented I s intended to protect information I nvolves more than protecting the information itself MIT420 - 9 Defining I nformation Security (continued) MIT420 - 10...
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