Bruce’s Shorts | 4.7 - Security - What Does That Mean?

In a new series of Bruce’s Shorts, Bruce Devlin looks at computer security. There are many aspects to security and in this Short, Devlin introduces the topic in preparation for more detail in upcoming episodes.

Security in a hoot topic with many instances of hacks reported in the news. Everyone likes to have good security.

Security protects against specific threats. Devlin raises questions about access, authentication and authorization.

Security is about trade-offs between cost and security. There is no such thing as perfect security, and it is always a compromise. Future episodes will look at the technology behind security.

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