Briefly explain the fundamental concepts of information technology and cybersecurity
Consumer privacy protection has become essential in the digital age. Since the amount of attacks and data breaches continues to rise, organizations and businesses need to research, implement, and discover new ways in which to secure their privacy.
Complete the Hands-On Project 1-1 from the text (Examine Data Breaches). In a 500- to 750-word essay, make sure to address the following:
- Briefly explain the fundamental concepts of information technology and cybersecurity. What social, ethical, and professional challenges are involved in protecting data? Provide one to two examples for each.
- Can lost, discarded, or stolen government/business computers and PDAs influence key components of confidentiality, availability, and integrity? How? Considering the data stored on these devices, what main security objectives and processes should be put into place to prevent the disruption of data flow and intrusion?
- What responsibilities do organizations or businesses have to consumers when there is a data breach? Are there cases where professionally a business/organization is not required to act, but ethically they should? Present a current example.
- Can a consumer protect their own personal information? Can a consumer truly ensure their rights are being digitally protected? Explain your rationale.
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