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Information Technology Management
ITM 350
Franklyn Prescod

ITM 350 Chapter 5 Notes Security and Controls Introduction Every information system is subject to the risk of error fraud malicious acts and disasters Risk is the probability of an event occurring that leads to undesirable consequences Error is an unintentional act or omission that leads to undesirable consequences Fraud is an intentional act that relies on deception to steal assets or obtain other benefits Malicious Acts are intentional acts that lead to the destruction of facilities hardware software or data Disasters are acts of nature such as floods storms tornados earthquakes fires power failures or other events that can lead to destruction of assets and disruption of business activities Controls Controls are preventatives detective and corrective measures that are designed to reduce the risk of error fraud malicious acts or disasters to an acceptable level There are General controls and Application controls General Controls are not unique to a particular application and include several categoriesSecurity manage
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