Mike Alborn Security_Fundamentals_1

Mike Alborn Security_Fundamentals_1 - Data integrity is...

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SEC-280 Security Fundamentals 1 WK1 Assignment James Kirn Page 1 of 1 Name ____Mike Alborn_____________ Date __09/08/11_____ 1. What is the difference between authentication and authorization? Authentication is when the system identifies the user and makes sure that it is actually the person he/she claims to be. Authorization is the level of access the user has to secure content within the system. 2. If you are authenticated, are you automatically authorized? No because you may be authenticated into the system but still unauthorized to access certain items within that system. 3. Give three examples of methods that can be used to authenticate an individual. a. Password b. Fingerprint c. Access Card 4. What is the difference between data confidentiality and data integrity? Data confidentiality is making sure that access to certain important data is restricted to the authorized users only.
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Unformatted text preview: Data integrity is making sure that the data is authentic and remains unchanged. 5. If the confidentiality of some particular information is maintained, is the integrity of that information also maintained? Why (or, why not)? Yes because the data remains between the authorized individuals and is not copied or modified in any way since you know that the data is only shared between the authorized. 6. Why, in general, is nonrepudiation so difficult to implement? Why (or, why not)? Non-repudiation is making sure that everything is confidential enough so that it cannot be refused later due to the authorization steps taken. It is difficult because there may always be someone who is looking at the data and getting ready to hack it. It isnt easy to make something entirely confidential....
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