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In a word full of sensitive emails and digital banking information, good computer security is of paramount importance. The term 'computer security' is generally used as a blanket term for several subsections of digital security legal practices like internet law and computer forensics, network security concerns like authentication, security interests to do with secrecy like data encryption and cryptography and also the more business-orientated aspects of security like information risk management and information systems. Governments may also the term to include things that computers are used to protect against or give warning of, such as earthquakes and tsunamis.

It is obvious now that security architecture is an important field of study. It requires the architect to be constantly on their toes, effectively thinking of ways to outsmart everyone in the world with access and malicious intent as well as guarding the system from honest yet destructive mistakes (the latter of which are resoundingly more common). One must think like an experienced software designer and a completely new user at the same time. This is especially important in operating system design as every home computer, used by technophobes and those with computer science PHDs alike uses one. Technology from the 1980s led to some of the most impenetrable OS builds ever, yet the changes in system management they required were not widely understood and so these marvels of security only enjoy specific, limited use today. Security architecture has hardware aspects too, as one must position controls that promote confidentiality, integrity, assurance and accountability while still remaining available for widespread use. 

One must understand that different situations require different degrees of security as well. In an ideal world, everything would be locked with cutting-edge security like that used in multinational corporations and military operations, yet in reality, one must always balance the benefits with the cost.

Categories within Security

Computer Forensics

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Computer forensics is a branch of digital forensic science pertaining to legal evidence found in computers.

Information Risk Management

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Information risk management is an information system that assists in consolidating property values, claims, policy, and exposure information and provide the tracking and management reporting capabilities.

Network Security

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Network Security is the provision and policies of network administration to prevent unauthorized access.

Authentication

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Authentication is the act of confirming the truth of an attribute of an entity.

Data Encryption

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Data Encryption Standard is a previously predominant algorithm for the encryption of electronic data.

Information Systems

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Information systems is the study of complementary networks of hardware and software.

Cryptography

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The science and art of creating and breaking codes, now almost exclusively computerized

Cyber security, offense vs. defense

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Public Key Cryptography

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Paypal Use Example Problems

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Acceptable Use Policy

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Global IS Management

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Pivot Table Record In Excel

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Issues in Data Mining

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Computer Science

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Data communications

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Project Code, Project Name, Completion Date Access

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Communicating News to Project Stakeholders

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RBS top-down approach for project risk categorization

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project priorities and scheduling issues

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Escalating decisions on project changes to project sponsors

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Schedule Issues

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Guarding against inflated time estimates

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Poorly defined requirement and scope

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Technical versus Soft Skills for Project Managers

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