Network Security refers to the processes and procedures associated with providing for the confidentiality, integrity and assurance of information. The aspects of the telecommunications security challenge include operating system software, application software, hardware, telecommunication protocols, encryption, and protection against malicious software and crackers. The policies and procedures associated with protecting information assets are also included. The physical defense of information resources and awareness training must also receive attention. Information assurance related to computing is a deliberate and systematic process. Steps taken to assure information security must be periodically reviewed.
Its Relevance: A business or an organization must provide for the protection of its information assets when linking with other computers online. This includes that assurance procedures be followed for both internal and external information systems. Information assurance is a business process that must be formalized and managed within an organizational structure. Crackers and hackers and constantly exploiting vulnerabilities. Threat vectors are becoming more sophisticated and they are evolving. The challenge is becoming more complex rather than simpler.
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