C06.Information_Security

C06.Information_Security - Information Information security...

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Information security refers to the protection of information systems and the information they manage against unauthorized access, use, manipulation, or destruction, and against the denial of service to authorized users. Information Security Machine-Level Security Network Security Concepts > Information Security In this section:
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Machine-level security refers to actions taken to protect information on a computer that may or may not be Machine-Level Authentication Encryption Data Backup Concepts > Information Security > Machine-Level Security In this section:
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Authentication is a security process in which the identity of a person is verified. Authentication Facial pattern recognition is a form of biometrics that uses a mathematical technique to measure the distances between points on the face. Concepts > Information Security > Machine-Level Security > Authentication Form of Authentication Description Something you know Information such as a password or personal identification number (PIN) Something you have An item such as an ID card, smart card, badge, keychain fob, and other items designed to be used to authorize access to secure areas and systems Something about you Unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints, retinal patterns, and facial features that can be scanned and used for authentication
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Encryption Encryption is a security technique that uses high- level mathematical functions and computer algorithms to encode data so that it is unintelligible to all but the intended recipient. Concepts > Information Security > Machine-Level Security > Encryption
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Data Backup Data backup is a process in which copies of important computer files are stored in a safe place to guard against data loss. Concepts > Information Security > Machine-Level Security > Data Backup With the advent of cloud computing, users are storing increasing amounts of data on Internet servers. E-mail, calendars, documents, photos, and other data are being saved in services provided by Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Flickr, Facebook, and other Web 2.0 applications.
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course BCIS 1301 taught by Professor Connor during the Spring '11 term at Lone Star College System.

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