Database Security: Database security is a critical Domain of Computer and Information Security that deals with protection of an individual database or group of database from illegal access, injections or possible destruction. Data can be a customer's information, intellectual property, financial asset or any number of other records that can be maintained and managed on a system. Without Database security people are at risk of identity fraud, theft, destruction of property and much worse. The global costs of such security breaches runs from over a billions of dollars yearly, and the cost to individual companies can be extreme, sometimes disastrous. One of the most popular method for protection of database includes storing a backup in a secondary location or datacenter.
Most, if not all businesses have hard-to-recreate documents and data that is essential. In the worst case scenario a business will come to a screeching halt and the losses can be catastrophic. In order to keep this from happening various methods have been developed to back up or make copies of data. In 1987 computers were wide spread in large companies. These companies made backup tapes to insure that their data was safe, but it was obvious that there was a need to make improvements.
With cybercrimes on the rise systems need to be protected as best as they can. Most computer security can be found in hardware and software. Using firewalls and virus protectors are an example of hardware and software that is used to protect a network. Some organizations are not putting their money into computer security they are putting it more into marketing for their organization. Organizations need to put more of their money into the IT department to protect their networks.
The impact of computer technology Has computer technology enhanced our society or has it crippled our ability to function ethically? Computer technology has affected the workplace and compromised our privacy leaving us exposed for unauthorized use of our personal identity. Our world has become less ethical and it has become very difficult to trust or determine what is authentic. In today’s world we are totally living in a computerized world and we have lost the human element. Many companies have transitioned their information totally to computers and software packages that has moved many people out of jobs.
Most of the time, the computer user does not even know that there are ways into the system. This is because most of the weaknesses that are exploited are weaknesses that are widely distributed in commercial software. The largest problem that is facing the computer industry as a hole is computer crime in general. The definition of a computer crime is any criminal act that uses a computer as a means of committing the crime. Unauthorized bank and wire transfers account for millions of dollars in losses each year.
The second way is data files themselves be coming corrupt this can be caused by viruses or to someone not backing up. Which is why it is important for companies like CaWRO to have the employees trained and that all the software like antivirus are up to date so that data is safe and impenetrable. Ethical issues When running a company such as CaWRO is a lot of ethical issues and not only for an individual inside the company but for a company as a whole. Organisations and institutes can help develop their own policies with their employees for users which they must comply by and in some circumstances if they fail to comply with the policies they may be issued dismissal... ... middle of paper ... ...to CaWRO which could course the company's reputation to be damaged when it comes to client trust their business. For the company this will be a risk that they wouldn’t take as it may bring them a legal case if information was of an extreme content which was distributed inside the company's emails and internet.
However, breach or organizational data include interference with aspects of the intellectual property, revealing of trade secrets through fraud, access to consumer information without official permission among other risks. On the other hand, sabotage includes the attack that is often directed to service, for example, sending of bogus messages to people or efforts by the cyber criminals to disable organizational systems among other significant issues (Knowles et al., 2016). Cyber attacks result in several losses in organizations that disrupt their routine operations, an aspect that impairs the management control system of an organization (Dutta, Lawson, & Marcinko, 2016). However, despite the enormous losses incurred by organizations over the decades as a result of the cyber attack, it is imperative to appreciate that only a few crimes are reported or give adequate detail on the damage that is experienced. Moreover, most of the cyber crime incidents go undetected for years especially in the industrial fraud of accessing company confidential information.
Securing a network has many variables. Password authentication, network access, patches, anti-virus protection, intrusion detection, firewall and network monitoring tools are just a few of the things you can do to protect yourself. Threats to your network is becoming more complex and it is requiring lots of money, time and sacrifices to keep up with the growing amount of potential attacks. Companies cannot protect themselves with just a firewall anymore. Now it's requiring a full security department that monitors the network activity 24/7.
INTRODUCTION The protection of the information has always been a greater concern for the researchers. The protection at the hardware level caught the researchers focus when the IC industry faced a shift of the ICs manufacturing and designing off the shore due to the increasing costs of the chips. Embedded systems are applicable in the various areas including telecommunication systems, consumer electronics, transportation systems, medical equipment. With the increasing dependence on the embedded systems, trustworthiness, reliability and security has been a great concern in the recent years. Remote designs and fabrications can be a source of malicious modifications or trojan insertions into the circuitry that can result in some cat... ... middle of paper ... ...urity and Trust, June 2008 .
Overall the companies should care about the new standards because the business depends on the reliability of the infrastructure, and cyber intrusions have accrued repeatedly, so securing the connectivity between business systems and industrial control system within the companies networks should be a priority. Also, with a minor mistake injuries and death of civilians and damage to the environment could happen by releasing of hazardous chemicals and leading to a disasters.