How technology is changing the face of information security

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The digital revolution has radically changed commerce, industry and government. Information is no longer stored in rooms full of filing cabinets under lock and key.

Instead it exists in electronic format on computers located on corporate and government networks that can be accessed via the internet. The advent of electronic storage of information has removed the need for people to be physically present to perform transactions; instead they can trade shares or book an airline ticket from their living room over the computer. It has also given rise to an entire generation of computer-savvy criminals who have turned hacking into a highly lucrative criminal pursuit. As a result, information security has emerged as a new discipline that serves to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, and the availability of technology that enables delivery and processing of that data…

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