Introduction to Computer Security

  • Bart De Decker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1528)


The nineties set off the “information age”. Companies, organisations, the whole society have become utterly dependent on computers for their proper functioning. Since information gathering, processing and distributing have become so important, it should be treasured as a strategic asset, and therefore, properly protected. In this paper, we first focus on the security policy. Then we examine the major threats that may compromise the security of information systems. Finally, we present an overview of security measures is presented.


Security Policy Security Measure Computer Security Trojan Horse Malicious Code 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bart De Decker
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceK.U.LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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