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Review of Articles on Elements of Computer Security

Research and apply the content from a minimum of three recent articles about elements of computer security.

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Computer Security is an issue of strategic importance for all organizations, taking into account the fact that information systems have become an integral part of strategic planning for all major companies. Organizations need to take into account the key elements of computer security while planning their information systems strategy. This paper examines the key elements of the computer security. This paper also explores the findings of three articles dealing with computer security (Coffee, 2007; Johnston & Hale, 2007; Katz, 2000). The first article explores the basic elements of computer security and how organizations can address these elements of computer security (Coffee, 2007). The second article examines how organizations can address all these elements of computer security into a comprehensive security solution (Katz, 2000). The third article examines the issues related to managerial decision making in the context of computer and information security (Johnston & Hale, 2007).

Elements of Computer Security

Computer security refers to the protection given to automated information systems in order to protect their integrity, availability and confidentiality (Stallings et al., 2008). Computer security involves security of all the information system resources including hardware, software, firmware and telecommunications.

According to Katz (2000), the key elements of computer security include physical security, authentication, access control, encryption and management of resources. Physical security includes secure environment for storage of all the digital resource both hardware as well as software. Authentication is the assurance that the communicating entity is the one it claims to be (Stallings et al., 2008). There are ...

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This solution reviews three recent articles on elements of computer security. This paper examines the key elements of the computer security. This paper also explores the findings of three articles dealing with computer security. The first article explores the basic elements of computer security and how organizations can address these elements of computer security. The second article examines how organizations can address all these elements of computer security into a comprehensive security solution. The third article examines the issues related to managerial decision making in the context of computer and information security. 1046 words with references.

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