IT Risks and Threats

  1. Objective 14-4 Identify the threats and risks information technology poses to businesses.

Unfortunately, the growth and increased sophistication of information technology have been accompanied by parallel growth in risks and threats to those who use it. These risks and threats range from mild nuisance to theft to outright destruction. Casual IT users everywhere are finding that even social networking and cell phones have a “dark side”—privacy invasion. Facebook postings of personal information about users have been intercepted and misused by intruders. Beacon, the former data-gathering service, caused a public uproar when it published peoples’ online purchases publicly on their Facebook newsfeeds. And with cellular technology, ...

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