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Introduction to Computer Security

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Security Policy Security Measure Computer Security Trojan Horse Malicious Code 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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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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