Information Security Concepts

This is Chapter 7 of the forthcoming book Computing Concepts for Information Technology. It is an overview of information security concepts and terminology, written for college undergraduates who will later take a full-semester course in information technology. It is suitable for anyone who may want a quick overview of the concepts and terminology.

Reading time: 31 minutes; reading level: 12th grade (Coleman-Liau).

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