Introduction to cyber security – Week 8, Managing security risks

Information as an asset Information is valuable but can be lost or stolen. Considering information as an asset allows creation of strategies for protecting info and minimising consequences of disaster. Information assets vary by organisations/individuals: Doctors surgery Medical records Contact lists Emails Employee records Manufacturer Order books Staff records Bank references Supplier & customer correspondence Risk management Assesses value of […]

Introduction to cyber security – Week 7, When your defences fail

Identity theft Preventing identity theft – ensure AV software is up to date, do not respond to phising emails. Detecting identity theft Unexplained bank withdrawals or credit card charges Bills & other expected official letters don’t arrive Cards/cheques decline Notified that their information has been breached/compromised Connected by bank/credit card company about suspicious activity Loss of data Destruction or deletion […]