1.1. Understanding Information Security

Information security narrows down the definition of security. The term information security covers a wide array of activities in an organization. It includes not only the products, but also the processes used to prevent unauthorized access to, modification of, and deletion of information. This area also involves protecting resources by preventing them from being disrupted by situations or attacks that may be largely beyond the control of the person responsible for information security.

From the perspective of a computer professional, you're dealing with issues that are much bigger than protecting computer systems from viruses. You're also protecting an organization's most valuable assets from people who ...

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