Computer security is a branch of computer technology known as information security as applied to computers and networks. The objective of computer security includes protection of information and property from theft, corruption, or natural disaster, while allowing the information and property to remain accessible and productive to its intended users.
The term computer system security means the collective processes and mechanisms by which sensitive and valuable information and services are protected from publication, tampering or collapse by unauthorized activities or untrustworthy individuals and unplanned events respectively. The strategies and methodologies of computer security often differ from most other computer technologies because of its somewhat eluding objective of preventing unwanted computer behavior instead of enabling wanted computer behavior.
The technologies of computer security are based on logic. As security is not necessarily the primary goal of most computer applications, designing a program with security in mind often imposes restrictions on that program’s behavior.
There are 4 approaches to security in computing, sometimes a combination of approaches is valid:
Computers consist of software executing atop hardware, and a “computer system” is, by frank definition, a combination of hardware, software (and, arguably, firmware, should one choose so separately to categorize it) that provides specific functionality, to include either an explicitly expressed or (as is more often the case) implicitly carried along security policy. Indeed, citing the Department of Defense Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria (the TCSEC, or Orange Book)—archaic though that may be —the inclusion of specially designed hardware features, to include such approaches as tagged architectures and (to particularly address “stack smashing” attacks of recent notoriety) restriction of executable text to specific memory regions and/or register groups, was a sine qua non of the higher evaluation classes, to wit, B2 and above.)
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