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Security+ Chap 1

Chapter 1 Intro to Security

The ability that provides tracking of events. Accounting
The act of ensuring that an individual or element is genuine. Authorization
An item that has value. Asset
The steps that ensure that the individual is who they claim to be. Authentication
Security actions that ensure that data is accessible to authorized users. Availability
Targeted attacks against financial networks, unauthorized access to information, and the theft of personal information. Cybercrime
The first state law that covers any state agency, person or company that does business in California. California's Database Security Breach Notification Act
Security actions that ensure only authorized parties can view the information. Confidentiality
A network of attackers, identity thieves, spammers, and financial fraudsters. Cybercriminals
A premeditated, politically motivated attack against information, computer systems, computer programs, and data that results in violence. Cyberterrorism
Attackers whose motivation may be defined as ideology, or attacking for the sake of their principles or beliefs. Cyberterrorists
The act of taking advantage of a vulnerability. Exploiting
A law that requires banks and financial institutions to alert customers of their policies and practices in disclosing customer information. Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
A term used to refer to a person who uses advanced computer skills to attack computers. Hacker
Stealing another person's personal information, such as a Social Security number, and then using the information to impersonate the victim, generally for financial gain. Identity theft
The tasks of securing information that is in a digital format. Information security
Security actions that ensure that the information is correct and no unauthorized person or malicious software has altered the data. Integrity
The likelihood that a threat agent will exploit the vulnerability. Risk
A law designed to fight corporate corruption. Sarbanes-Oxley Act (Sarbox)
Individuals who want to break into computers to create damage, yet lack the advanced knowledge of computers and networks needed to do so. Script kiddies
A person who has been hired to break into a computer and steal information. Spy
A type of action that has the potential to cause harm. Threat
A person or element that has the power to carry out a threat. Threat agent
A flaw or weakness that allows a threat agent to bypass security. Vulnerability
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