Chapter 4 notes - security policies Authentication a method for confirming user’s identities Once a system determines the authentication of a

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Chapter 4 Ethics and Information Security Ethics - the principles and standards that guide our behavior toward other people Privacy - the right to be left alone when you want to be, to have control over your own personal possessions, and not to be observed without your consent. It is one of the primary barriers to the growth of e business. Confidentiality - the assurance that messages and information are available only to those who are authorized to view them Information privacy policy - contains general principles regarding information privacy Information technology monitoring - tracking people’s activities by such measures as number of keystrokes, error rate, and number of transactions processed Information security - the protection of information from accidental or intentional misuse by persons inside or outside an organization Information security policies - identify the rules required to maintain information security Information security plans - details how an organization will implement the information
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Unformatted text preview: security policies Authentication- a method for confirming user’s identities. Once a system determines the authentication of a user, it can then determine the access privileges (authorization) for that user. Authorization- the process of giving someone permission to do or have something Content filtering- occurs when organizations use software that filters content to prevent the transmission of unauthorized information. Organizations can use it to filter email and prevent emails with sensitive information from transmitting. It can also filter spam. Encryption- scrambles information into an alternative form that requires a key or password to decrypt the information Firewall- is hardware and/or software that guards a private network by analyzing the information leaving and entering the network. It is one of the most common defenses for preventing a security breach. They examine each message that wants entrance to the network....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ITM 309 taught by Professor Rodammer during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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