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Cyber Security to Information Assurance: An Overview

P. S. Aithal; P. K. Paul

Cyber Security is an important and major concern in today’s age. The term Cyber is gaining popularity in a different spectrum. Initially, the concept of Cryptography was there and thereafter other concepts have been emerged viz. Computer Security; which is mainly concern about the security of the computer and computing. It is about the security of Computer and gradually other areas have been emerged and became popular such as Network Security which is talks about the designing, development and managing secure network systems. The growing popularity of the websites and a large number of users have resulted in another important area in the field called Web Security. Gradually the large amount of data and its management leads the concept of Database and the rising challenge in respect of Database is called Data Security. Naturally, the rising concepts of Data Security, Web Security, and Network Security gave birth to the concept of Information Technology Security (IT Security). Though, later on, few other broader concepts have emerged such as Information Security, Information Assurance. However, important to note that few other issues are also emerging and very much popular viz. Data Privacy and Information Privacy. This paper is offered a detailed overview of the security and privacy related topics in a brief manner. The main aim and agenda of the paper is to aware non IT (even IT candidates) community about the securities related to the Computing and Information. 

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