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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Word count: 2751

Security of ICT systems

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Security of ICT Systems- Keep safe! ASSIGNMENT OBJECTIVES In this assignment you are to provide evidence that you can: * Understand potential breaches of security and the need to protect data in ICT-based systems * Know how to protect the data of individuals and organisations using appropriate security measures. TASK INTRODUCTION You have been asked to review the security of the school's network as some intrusions to the system have recently been made. You need to present your work in a report format. TASK 1 (P1) In the first part of your report, explain and describe using examples the types of security breaches, their possible causes (why) and impact (consequences). You need to find at least four examples that can be out of school context (shop, bank...) Shop Security breaches Causes Impact Legislation ICT system unauthorized removal of data accidental, malicious, system issues loss of confidence, loss of profit and theft. Data Protection Act 1998 standalone PCs Bank Security breaches Causes Impact Legislation ICT system leading to identity theft accidental, malicious, negligent; system issues, hacking due to downtime, data loss, loss of confidence, identity theft, loss of money. Crime and Security Act 2001 internet enabled systems Doctor surgery Security breaches Causes Impact Legislation ICT system damage to physical systems incorrect installation, configuration, operation; viruses, spyware physical loss of equipment; security audits; contingency plans and disaster recovery Crime and Security Act 2001 networked PCs Home Security breaches Causes Impact Legislation ICT system unauthorized removal of data email viruses, worms, macro viruses, Trojans contingency plans and disaster recovery Computer Misuse Act 1990 standalone PCs TASK 2 (P2) ...read more.

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It received royal assent and came into force on 14 December 2001. Many of its measures are not specifically related to terrorism, and a Parliamentary committee was critical of the swift timetable for such a long Bill including non emergency measures. On 16 December 2004 the Law Lords ruled that Part 4 was incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights, but under the terms of the Human Rights Act 1998 it remained in force. It has since been replaced by the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005. Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-terrorism,_Crime_and_Security_Act_2001 * Schools should keep data safe by having a password * Internet security TASK 3 (P3, M1, D1) The third part of your report will be about your recommendation as an expert. You will need to: List the measures you would put in place to protect data in a general context (not only school). (P3) (What would you do to protect data in School i.e. Passwords on systems, LAN School?, CCTV etc) For this task it may be better for you to create a table: Measures put in place Description of measure/examples: Picture/diagram Virus protection Viruses such as Trojans can be prevented from entering the computer by making sure there is a firewall in place and a suitable internet security such as McAfee. Ref: http://edge.fatwallet.com/static/i/deals/mcafee-total-protection-2010-3user.jpg Spyware and adware protection Unwanted spyware and adware can be avoided by buying up to date internet security e.g. Norton 360 or Kaspersky. It can also be avoided by hiding your IP address, using peer block or simply not file sharing from sources you don't trust. ...read more.

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Passwords and access codes Passwords and access codes are commonplace. It is likely that you will have a username and password to log on to your school or college systems. A password or access code is a sequence of characters, numbers or a combination of characters and numbers that a user keys in to gain access to a specific computer or network. This code should be secret (not given to anyone else) and should be something that another person is unlikely to be able to guess. Task 4 (M2) In the fourth part, explain with examples how an individual in an organisation can contribute to the security of data. There are numerous ways how an individual in an organisation such as Microsoft the security of data. Firstly he can set a password to all the computer programs contain delicate information, they access at home. The individual must also make sure to change their password on a regular basis, perhaps, once a week or every forth night. They should also be careful not to give passwords away to anyone who does not work to the organisation even if they are a family member. The should not misplace their key passes, as this should let it end up in the wrong hands and possibly cause the company some damage financial, etc. Private information about the companies, e.g. bills and memos should also be shredded if not needed using a diamond shredder or kept locked up in a case space where others can not access, preferably locked with a key pad. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 Unit 17 ...read more.

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