Computer security is very similar to other types of security. Its goal is the protection of information stored on the computer system, a valuable resource. Information security is aimed at:
|Integrity||The value of all information depends upon its accuracy. If unauthorized changes are made to data, this data loses some or all of its value.|
|Privacy||The value of much information depends upon its secrecy.|
|Availability||Information must be readily available.|
It is helpful to plan and implement your security policies before you begin using the system. Security policies are very time consuming to change later, so a little planning now can save a lot of time later.
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