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Building Successful Information Systems by Michael J. Savoie

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Chapter 8

Security1

One of the critical issues facing organizations today is cybercrime. As more and more data is collected and information is created and stored electronically, organizations become more vulnerable to hacks and breaches.

A hack is defined as breaking into a server, website, etc. from a remote location to steal or damage data.2 Hacks generally occur when someone outside the organization attempts to take data stored on the organization’s information system.

A data breach is an incident in which sensitive, protected, or confidential data has potentially been viewed, stolen, or used by an individual unauthorized to do so. Data breaches may involve personal health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), trade ...

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