Exploring Current Issues in Information Security
In This Chapter
Understanding how malware compromises information
Protecting information through encryption
Exploring trends in mobility, privacy, cloud computing, and more
Reviewing standards and regulations
Understanding how security issues affect us
I'm delighted that you're interested in an information security job. With this book, I hope I can help you go into this field with your eyes wide open. This chapter describes the issues that the information security industry faces today — issues that we talk about with other professionals. You discover the everyday challenges — and opportunities — that we encounter when protecting your companies, customers, computers, information, and users.
Malware and Exploits
Malware, short for malicious software, is software that has some harmful purpose, by itself or as part of a bigger system. In this section you look at the types of malware, their internal components, evasion techniques, ...