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Operating System Protection

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- advantages and disadvantages of at least three different measures used to protect operating systems

- ease of implementation of the measures

- associated security management issues related to measures discussed above.

- ranking of the measures from best to worst with supporting rationale

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The simplest measure to protect operating systems is to implement physical security of the computer system itself. By preventing physical access to unauthorized personnel, an organization can protect operating systems. However, the main issue with this measure is that it does not protect the system from other threats, such as network security issues related to virus, trojan, attacks from intruders, etc. It is not a difficult task to implement this measure, but it does not offer complete protection to the OS and just provides physical security to the computer system and the operating system. In today's world, this measure is worst because it fails to protect the system from network security related issues. Physical security, as mentioned above, is simple to implement. One needs to hire security personnel to oversee the physical security of systems. However, the main security management issue is that it still leaves systems vulnerable to network ...

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Discusses advantages and disadvantages of at least three different measures used to protect operating systems.

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