Exam 2-Security Threats

Exam 2-Security Threats - Security Threats [Lecture 1; Q1]...

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Security Threats [Lecture 1; Q1] Three sources of security threats : human error and mistakes, malicious human activity, and natural events and disasters. Human errors and mistakes: Accidental problems caused by both employees and nonemployees. Ex: and employee who misunderstands operating procedures and accidentally deletes customer records; an employee who inadvertently installs an old database on top of the current one. Includes poorly written application programs and poorly designed procedures. Includes physical accidents like driving a forklift through the wall of a computer room. Malicious human activity: Employees and former employees who intentionally destroy data or other system components. Includes hackers who break into a system as well as virus and worm writers who infect computer system; outside criminals who break into a system to steal for Natural events and disasters:
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