Chapter 10. Information Security

 

‘When humans are too happy, even the gods are jealous.’

 
 --Old jungle saying

What is information security?

Organizations can suffer from various disasters if critical information and data is compromised by any means. Organizations will rely on several types of data. Some of the information can be confidential and must not be viewed or altered by unauthorized persons. For example, the salary details of all your employees cannot be made public for everyone to know or view. Or your company payment or ecommerce website can be breached and defaced by hackers, causing reputation damage. Hence, it is necessary to have a protective envelope around the various kinds of data that an organization uses. This is information ...

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