Information Security Threats

Information Security Threats

Rana Tassabehji (University of Bradford, UK)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-561-0.ch058
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Abstract

Information security is an old concept where people, businesses, politicians, military leaders, and others have been trying to protect “sensitive” information from unauthorised or accidental loss, destruction, disclosure, modification, misuse, or access. Since antiquity, information security has been a decisive factor in a large number of military and other campaigns (Wolfram 2002)—one of the most notable being the breaking of the German Enigma code in the Second World War.

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