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The article for my portfolio is http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8295863.stm. The Conservatives will "retrench" to a passport database when they scrap the ID scheme

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Criterion A The article for my portfolio is http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8295863.stm. The Conservatives will "retrench" to a passport database when they scrap the ID scheme (Chris Grayling).A database is an integrated collection of logically related records or files consolidated into a common pool that provides data for one or multiple uses (Wikipedia). It usually consists of many fields, which arrange all the data stored in the data base. Examples of databases are clinical database, police databases, DNA data base. The information recorded in each database is 'indexed' according to what it describes or what the database is supposed to store. For example, a database could be about Books. The various fields of the database may include; the authors name, title of the book, ISBN number (International Standard Book Number) ...read more.


This became possible with the invention of the computer and the internet. Databases are now used to store almost everything now. The information they store now range from identification of individuals to information about books. Many companies and organizations use databases as a means of storage of their delicate information. In recent years, there has been an outburst in the rate of increase of security issues. Most of these usually involved hacking in some way. At this incredulous rate, everything that can be hacked is getting hacked. It is therefore necessary to protect the information that is stored from theft. Criterion C- Impact of the issue Employees and Organizations like Facebook, Twitter and Perfspot are important stakeholders in areas concerning databases. ...read more.


There will also be less information on the I.D cards as said above than usual. This would limit the amount of information that a hacker could extract. Criterion D To stop hacking from occurring, organizations could set up a security system for their databases. The systems should work like firewalls. They should prevent un-identified users from accessing the database. They should also be able to keep data of people who log into the system, why they logged into the system and also what time they logged on. This would help to keep tabs on every going on in the database incase there is a problem or an attempt by someone to hack the system. This would enable the company or organization to know what time the person tried it and use this to filter out people who logged in at that time. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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