Computer Protection

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In today’s Digital world it is important for companies to protect all of their data and computer systems from vulnerabilities both inside and outside of the company. Back in the day, most companies maintained a large set of file cabinets that included the company’s proprietary, confidential and restricted information. This information could be safeguarded with the distribution control of keys that would open these drawers. In today’s world, most companies operate a computer network and if possible store all of their and their client’s information on servers. While the information is protected to the best of the company’s ability, there is still a chance that someone may attempt to access information that the company may not authorize In order to prevent and catch these kinds of attacks, a company must develop and implement security metrics. With the quick spread of the internet many companies have adopted a digital way of doing business. They set up websites for their customers to use, they use intranets to provide information to their employees, and also provide internet connections to allow employees the ability to do their job using Web resources. While the digitizing of company operations does help in streamlining their effectiveness, it also works against the company as it exposes them more to outside threats and attacks. Security Metrics can help in protecting information while allowing access to the company’s information from both internal and external connections. In order to ensure that the system is secure the company must set up security metrics relating to Information Gathering, Vulnerability Identification, and Prevention. Domain Security metrics are online tools that are used to investigate IP addresses for any known vulnerabilities or spam history. This is important to ensure that the company’s network is not bogged down by spam which can…...

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