File Management and Protection/Data Protection

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Data Protection

Welcome to Unit 3: Data Protection. This unit will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills on data protection measures.

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On completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  • explain measures to ensure integrity of data, such as backups, frequency of saving, virus protection
  • explain measures to secure systems from unauthorised access, such as passwords, shutdown, anti-virus software, firewalls.

Because information and information technology are fundamental to just about all aspects of modern life, the modern era is often referred to as the Information age. By its very nature, much information is private and confidential. Information security refers to all the procedures which are used to protect information for deliberate or accidental misuse or dissemination. Technically, it refers to the maintenance of the integrity of information. Integrity means that the information remains correct at all times and cannot be accessed by unauthorised agents.

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Please note: the following tutorial will open in a new window/tab. When you have finished the tutorial, simply close the window/tab and you'll return to this page.

  • Re-familiarise yourself with the online tutorial on Protecting your computer. Be sure to watch the short video on Page 5.