Presentation on theme: "Possible Threats To Data. Objectives To understand: Types of threats Importance of security Preventative and remedial actions Personal safety This will."— Presentation transcript:
Objectives To understand: Types of threats Importance of security Preventative and remedial actions Personal safety This will be assessed by the creation of a PowerPoint presentation
The Need To Protect Easy to commit computer crime What crimes have you committed? Logged on as somebody else? Downloaded illegal music? Deleted somebody's work? Industrial espionage?
Threats To ICT Systems Data is valuable – Opportunist Threats Online crime – Phishing Malicious attacks on data – Cyber-Terrorists Malpractice Internal threats – Virus, Malware External threats – Natural Disasters
Importance Of Security All computers are vulnerable to continuous and ever-changing cyber attacks. This could result in some form of loss (data or financial) to an individual, organisation or society. Examples include: Damaged reputation for online traders Organisations secrets are spread to competitors or the general public Identity theft Disclosure of information can cause legal problems for an organisation – selling of personal information!
Preventative and Remedial Actions Passwords – good practice to….. Anti virus – what should be happening? Access levels – why? Think about a school.. Firewalls – why? Encryption….. Backups Physical protection How would you access the location?