Definition: TCP-IP (TCP/IP) are really two acronyms that are joined by a forward slash and stands for “Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. The protocol suite, together, represents the Internet and the large number of telecommunication standards associated with it. Each of the components associated with the standards addresses and delivers parts that are essential to completing required telecommunications services from one computer another network to computer network.

Its Relevance: Each of the Internet telecommunication protocols performs specific functions. The range is quite broad, from email to browsing and encryption to video streaming. Each of the sub-protocols must be addressed and secured from within the organization’s information security policies. For example, if streaming video is allowed on the company’s Internet, what sites are considered to be permissible? Individuals must be charged with following through upon those policies.

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