Understanding the Need for Security Controls

  • Identify the basic security issues associated with system/network design and configuration.

Think for a moment about the computer systems you use at work or home and about the information stored on those computers. Do you have information you consider confidential or highly sensitive? If it fell into the wrong hands, how much damage could result? What if your systems stopped working? How much time, money, and reputation would you lose if your company's Web site were no longer available? How could you protect your system from an outside attack?

When you think of how to make your network secure, you might consider protecting your information with passwords or encryption. You might also consider physically ...

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