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Information system security
Information system security also referred to as INFOSEC is an essential part of keeping
information secure hence preventing unauthorized access to data. Within information system
security, there are processes and methodologies used in order to ensure adequate security and
confidentiality of information in transit. Information system security has evolved over the past
years following the invention of complex algorithms’ purposefully meant to enhance data
security thus preventing it from falling into the wrong hands. Research institutions and
organizations’ have invested heavily in funding researches so as to find the most secure process
that will grantee a zero loss of data.
The increase in cyber-related crimes has compelled telecommunication companies to come up
with technological advancements that are simple to use and hacker proof. Software developers
and programmers’ on the other hand have also contributed greatly in promoting security in the
data environment.
For a deeper insight into knowing more about information system security, one must first
understand the meaning of an information system and its relevance in enhancing information
security. As the name suggests, information system architecture is organized to compile, store,
and distribute information. It is also responsible for filtering and processing data. There are three
main categories involved in an information system namely, the software hardware and
communication part. Firstly, the hardware part comprises of telecommunication equipment
search as access points, managed switches, firewalls, and routers. Secondly, the software part
involves programs that are installed to run in the hardware’s operating system (OS) and lastly is
the communication part which involves the process of sending and receiving info...

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