Data Security

This paper is about and what is done to try to keep
data safe, especially on The Internet. The subject was chosen because it is
very important in the information age of today. Also a majority of studies
right now deal with Internet protocols and computer networking, for this
reason I thought this paper would be beneficial to myself.

Earlier computer systems based Dos, UNIX, Novell version 3.12, and
certain earlier versions of Windows did not incorporate the kinds of
security needed today. “”Security” has become a buzzword. It has joined “
speed,” ”ease of use,” and “interoperability” as one of those things that
technology vendors have to at least promise that their product ...

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10,000,000 dollars in
fraudulent wire transfers by exploiting a hole in it's systems provision
for money transfers. It cost the Italian government over 225,000 to repair
a glitch in The Rome Air Force Base's system. The telecommunications giant
of the west Southwestern Bell had a problem with a hacker named
Christopher Schanot that cost them around 100,000 dollars. According to
the CSI FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey, 246 organizations
reported over 100,000,000 dollars in financial loses due to security
breaches in 1997 (Intranet Security xvii). The survey, keep in mind,
represents only 246 out of 1000's of business's. This statistic only
describes the “reported” computer crimes which are not always traceable.
Many times an investigation is needed to try to catch the person stealing.
Therefore, if it is a one time theft and the hacker covers his tracks
effectively, the incident may go unreported.

In a study done by the Department of Defense (DOD), approximately
9000 ...

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Data Security. (2004, October 21). Retrieved December 16, 2018, from
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Added: 10/21/2004 11:29:15 AM
Category: Computers
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1173
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