Computer security is defined as the process of preventing and detecting unauthorized use of a computer. For a corporation or government agency, the dangers of seeing unauthorized users (also known as "intruders") accessing any part of their computer systems are extremely important. The computer security risks associated with the use of the Internet are very diverse.
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Major corporations websites are commonly attacked, and they are brought down for several hours, which affect their profit, but also the credibility of these companies. The company CD Universe, for instance, lost 300,000 credit card numbers that were stolen in a computer attack. Other companies lose proprietary information; For instance, the website for the television show "Survivor" had one of the big ending of their series stolen off the website. Therefore, there are enormous risks associated with the use of the Internet in a corporate context.
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Alain Megias, IBLS