Computer Security

Computer security is information security as applied to computers and networks.

The field covers all the processes and mechanisms by which computer-based equipment, information and services are protected from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction. This included not only protection from unauthorized activities or untrustworthy individuals, but also from unplanned events and natural disasters.

Read more about Computer SecuritySecurity By Design, Security Architecture, Hardware Mechanisms That Protect Computers and Data, Secure Operating Systems, Secure Coding, Capabilities and Access Control Lists, Applications, Cybersecurity Breach Stories, Terminology

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