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Information Security in America and Sweden

Introduction:

Business today retains a variety of problems, a major one of these problems are breaches in information and consequently society has come up with Information security to help secure peoples privacy. In order to understand why we have information security, one has to first apprehend the value of information. Typical information stored by different businesses and individuals will consist of an assortment of hypersensitive information that revolves around their employees, financial status, earnings, plans for the future, personal information etc. Naturally the more information we store and process in cyber space, the more of the risk of unauthorised entry occurs. Thus, protecting our information has become a number one priority, as information security helps protect lives and businesses.

In today’s day and age it is vital for various companies and institutions throughout the world, to practise information security. Various collections of information need to be securitized in order to help protect the privacy of both clients and customers. Information security refers to the act of protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption modification or destruction (Laura Schneider, 2012). Data held on various IT systems could be of value and critical to the business, thus it is essential to maintain that the information security is most up-to-date. The three main goals or in other words the main purposes of information security is to help preserve companies’ confidentiality, integrity and the availability of information.

The Practise of information security differs from country to country as different countries prioritise their needs dissimilarly. In this paper, whilst...

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4. http://college.cengage.com/business/modules/sox_module_secure.pdf

5. Whitman/Mattord Principles of Information Security, International Edition (Check email for more info)

6. http://technet.microsoft.com/enus/magazine/2006.09.businessofit.aspx

7. http://itlaw.wikia.com/wiki/Gramm-Leach-Bliley_Act

Section 2:

1st in-text citation:

https://www.msb.se/Upload/Produkter_tjanster/Publikationer/KBM/Information%20Security%20in%20Sweden.pdf

2nd in-text citation:

http://itlaw.wikia.com/wiki/Data_Act_1973

3rd in-text citation:

http://www.scandinavianlaw.se/pdf/47-18.pdf

4th in-text citation:

http://www.regeringen.se/content/1/c6/07/43/63/0ea2c0eb.pdf

5th in-text citation:

http://www.regeringen.se/content/1/c6/07/43/63/0ea2c0eb.pdf

6th in-text citation:

http://www.government.se/sb/d/2707/a/15195

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