Information security is vital to the health of today’s businesses, but designing, managing, and implementing IT security applications and answering fundamental IT security questions can seem like a daunting task—especially to those who are not the most tech savvy. What is security? And how can business leaders ensure that their virtual networks, business assets, and intellectual property are secure from the threat of viruses, malware, and malicious users?
Stay Safe! A Basic Guide to Information Technology Security provides an overview of the fundamental aspects of computer and network security. Examine how information security applies to applications, the Internet, and other networks, cloud computing, mobile devices, and more. Become familiar with different types of information security protection, including access control, antivirus software, cryptography, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, data backup and recovery, and biometrics. Understand different information technology threats, such as malware and social engineering.
Because network and computer security is critical for today’s businesses, it is important for management to be informed and able to discuss intricate information-security issues with technical experts. This guide will explain security concepts and help business leaders be more confident in their decisions regarding information security infrastructure.