Information security refers to the practice of managing access to information, whether that means securing information from unauthorized access or performing identification and authentication checks on those who claim to have authority to access information. For the home user, information security may be limited to the use of firewalls and anti-virus software to protect desktop computers and other electronic consumer devices. At the other end of the spectrum, information security within an enterprise is a complex undertaking, covering computers, servers, routers, telecommunications equipment, and other electronic systems, relying on software, hardware, and information management policies to secure and protect corporate data.
Analysts have suggested that security trends are being shaped by new markets, such as big data or the internet of things. One impact of this has been the shift towards managed security services, a result of the difficulty organizations face in deploying and managing the skills and equipment necessary to face new, rapidly evolving threats. Increases in bandwidth, cloud spending, and data collection are all contributing to the increased scope of modern information security.
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