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Computer Security
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Overview..........................................................................................................................................1Incident response............................................................................................................................2Safeguarding systems, data and applications...................................................................................5Network Design for Cheswold Park Hospital.............................................................................6Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................6References........................................................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTIONComputer security refers to process of securing computer systems from any kind ofdamage or theft to electronic data, software or hardware. Generally, it denotes controls that aremade for ensuring confidentiality, availability and integrity of all the components of systems(Basta and et. al, 2013). Security is related with precautions for vandalism, theft of data, fraudlike wanna cry and invasion of privacy. WannaCry is a ransomware attack in which data isencrypted and ransom is demanded for the same. This report is based on Cheswold ParkHospital, which deals with providing care to personality disorder, mental illness as well asintellectual disabilities. This report deals with some assumptions, ways in which data can besecured and protection of data, applications as well as systems.OverviewAssumptionsCertain assumptions have been made with respect to WannaCry attack. They have beendepicted below:TechnicalMicrosoft has issued a patch fixing certain vulnerabilities before ransomware attackWannaCry took place but various trusts did not deployed that which lead them to expose theirsystems to virus (The WannaCry ransomware attack left the NHS with a £73m IT bill, 2019). IfCheswold Park Hospital would update their systems then it will lead them to stay away fromattacks.Non-technicalTechnical team of Cheswold Park Hospital needs to be careful while clicking on anyunknown link as this can lead to some harmful attack. But it can also be intentional attempt forearning money just similar to WannaCry attack (WannaCry masterminds collect the spoils ofglobal ransomware attack, 2019).Type of VulnerabilitiesWeaknesses that can be exploited through attacker for carrying out unauthorised actionsis referred to as vulnerabilities in a computer system. It denotes loophole in a system that willlead to an attack. There exist wide range of computer security vulnerabilities, they are bugs(errors in software or procedures or hardware), weak passwords, lack of data encryption, OS1
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