The Role of Operating Systems in Security


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Computer security is:

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1. The operating system's role in the protection of the system from physical threats involves:

2. The operating system uses _____ to ensure users have authorized access to the computer system.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this multiple-choice quiz, you can test how much you know about the role of operating systems in computer security. The questions will cover important topics from the lesson, including an explanation of computer security and how the operating system provides protection against physical threats.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These key points will be covered on the quiz/worksheet:

  • The way an operating system ensures legitimate access to computer systems
  • Term for a barrier between a computer system and external traffic
  • Examples of operating system backups

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define 'computer security'
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the security of a computer system and how it's connected to an operating system
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way an operating system protects a system from physical threats
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the barrier that exists between a computer system and external traffic

Additional Learning

To learn more about the protection of computer systems, you can review the accompanying lesson titled The Role of Operating Systems in Security. The bullet points listed below will be covered throughout the lesson:

  • Importance of an operating system to a computer system
  • Data/information security
  • Monitoring a system for vulnerabilities
  • Virus and malware prevention