Saturday, September 5, 2009

Basic from CST233

Security : The Quality or state of being secure - to be free from danger

Information Security : The Protection of Information and its critical element including systems and hardware that use,store and transmit information.

Information System : Entire set of software,hardware,data, people, procedure and networks necessary to use information as a resource in the organization.

Computer as a subject of an attack : Computer is used as an active tool to conduct attack

Computer as an object of an attack : Computer is the entity being attacked.

Threat : An object,person or entity that represents a constant danger to an asset.

Attack : Act or action that exploits vulnerability (i.e, an identified weakness) in controlled system.