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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 andthe information contained in them from unauthorised access. Itinvolves the measures and controls that ensuresconfidentiality, integrity and availability of the information,processed and stored by a computer.
Confidentiality:
ensures that information is available only tothose persons who are authorised to access it.
I
ntegrity:
ensures that information cannot be modified inunexpected ways, as loss of integrity could result from humanerror, intentional tampering, or even catastrophic events.
Av
ailability:
prevents resources from being deleted or becoming inaccessible.
 
Nidhi Gautam Prabhakar, Assistant Professor,UIAMS, Panjab University Chandigarh3
Security Threats
E
rror 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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