Implications of increased electronic networking on compute security.
Compute security refers to the protection of data and programs from threats which may cause unauthorised changes and modifications of data or programs as well as protection of information systems to ensure that the system operate as designed.
Electronic networking affects computer security in that: –
1. It may result to unauthorised access to personal or confidential information.
2. It may result to deliberate modification of important data to act as cover-ups to illegal activities.
3. Electronic networking exposes data held in computers which can hurt businesses by exposing their secrets.
4. It could lead to system degradation, for example, where viruses, worms and computer related crimes are transmitted through networks.