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Securing an Information Systems from Threats: A Critical Review

Samson, Grace and Usman, Mistura M. (2015) Securing an Information Systems from Threats: A Critical Review. International Journal of Computer Applications Technology and Research, 4 (6). pp. 425-434. ISSN 2319-8656

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Abstract

The technology behind information systems in today’s world has been embedded in nearly every aspect of our lives. Thus, the idea of securing our information systems and/or computer networks has become very paramount. Owing to the significance of computer networks in transporting the information and knowledge generated by the increased diversity and sophistication of computational machinery, it would be very imperative to engage the services of network security professionals to manage the resources that are passed through the various terminals (end points) of the these network, so as to achieve a maximum reliability of the information passed, making sure that this is achieved without creating a discrepancy between the security and usability of such network. This paper examines the various techniques involved in securely maintaining the safe states of an active computer network, its resources and the information it carries. We examined techniques of compromising an information system by breaking into the system without authorised access (Hacking), we also looked at the various phases of digital analysis of an already compromised system, and then we investigated the tools and techniques for digitally analysing a compromised system in other to bring it back to a safe state

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
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Depositing User: Grace Samson
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 10:50
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2017 10:52
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/31766

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