Ch 2: Information Security Overview

About This Chapter

This computer science chapter examines the basics of information security through fun lessons and mini quizzes. Access this online study guide chapter whenever you need to review these topics for any educational need, such as an upcoming exam or homework assignment.

Information Security Overview - Chapter Summary

For an overview of basic information security topics, work through this series of simple computer science lessons. The chapter offers you a quick and effective way to learn about information security best practices, types, threats and policies. You'll also take a look at incident responses for information security policy procedures. To make sure you fully understand these fundamental information security topics, we encourage you to take the chapter's lesson quizzes and comprehensive exam. The chapter is available online at any time that fits your schedule, and our subject-matter experts are happy to answer any questions you may have about information security. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the best practices for information security
  • Compare types of information security
  • Explain why information security is important
  • Identify a variety of information security management systems
  • Define the components of information security threats
  • Describe the framework of security policy
  • Evaluate information security policy procedures, best practices and incident responses

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Information Security Overview
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What is Information Security? - Definition & Best Practices

1. What is Information Security? - Definition & Best Practices

In this lesson, you'll learn about the basic principles of information security and the best practices for keeping confidential information in your organization where it belongs.

Types of Information Security

2. Types of Information Security

In this lesson, we will discuss information security and cover the eight different types of security. The arrangement of information security into these different types aligns with one of the most common information security certifications, CISSP.

Importance of Information Security

3. Importance of Information Security

Information security (InfoSec) is the practice of protecting information while still providing access to those who need it. Learn about the three principles that are the foundation of good InfoSec.

Information Security Management Systems

4. Information Security Management Systems

Securing information is extremely important in today's day and age. In this lesson, we'll take a look at information security, what it is, what information security management is, and the systems that enforce it.

Definition of Threat in Information Security

5. Definition of Threat in Information Security

Information security is a major topic in the news these days. After all, information plays a role in almost everything we do. In this lesson, we'll take a look at what it is, threats, and why they are important.

What Is a Security Policy? - Definition, Examples & Framework

6. What Is a Security Policy? - Definition, Examples & Framework

In the IT world, we protect an organization by having a strong, well-defined security policy. In this lesson, we'll examine how to create an effective policy that protects assets, employees, and data.

Information Security Policy & Procedure Examples

7. Information Security Policy & Procedure Examples

Protection of information and data in an organization is one of the most important and key requirements in ensuring business continuity. In this lesson, we will be looking at information security policies and procedures.

Information Security Policy: Framework & Best Practices

8. Information Security Policy: Framework & Best Practices

In this lesson, we will be looking at what information security policy is all about and frameworks which can be used in creating the policies in accordance with best practices.

Information Security Plan: Examples & Incident Response

9. Information Security Plan: Examples & Incident Response

Protecting information is important these days. In this lesson, we'll take a look at information security, what it is, an example information security plan, and how incident response is related.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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