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Computer Security

Computer Security

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Computer Security
 
Nidhi Gautam Prabhakar, Assistant Professor, UIAMS, Panjab University Chandigarh2
Computer Security
Computer Security refers to the protection given to computers and theinformation contained in them from unauthorised access. It involvesthe measures and controls that ensures confidentiality, integrity andavailability of the information, processed and stored by a computer.
Confidentiality:
ensures that information is available only to thosepersons who are authorised to access it.
Integrity:
ensures that information cannot be modified inunexpected ways, as loss of integrity could result from humanerror, intentional tampering, or even catastrophic events.
Availability:
prevents resources from being deleted or becominginaccessible.
 
Nidhi Gautam Prabhakar, Assistant Professor, UIAMS, Panjab University Chandigarh3
Security Threats
Error and omissions
Fraud and theft
Loss of physical and infrastructure support
Hacker and cracker 
Malicious code and software
Foreign government espionage

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