Data security is about keeping data safe and affects anyone relying on a computer system. If the data on a computer system is damaged, lost, or stolen, it can lead to disaster.
A faulty what can cause data to become corrupt?
Which of the following is unlikely to damage or delete data?
Which would be the best method of backing up your data?
Printing out paper copies and filing them away
Keep a second copy of the data on your hard disk
Make a copy on a removable storage device, eg CD, DVD, external hard disk
Where should backups idealy be kept?
On the computer's hard disk
Near the computer
In a separate room or off site
What can be done to disks to prevent accidental deletion of data?
Store them in their original packaging
Write protect them
Only allow access with a user ID and password
In order to restrict access to secure data, a system of what should be used?
Multi-user operating system
Converting data into a secret code so that it cannot be read by an unauthorised person is called what?
Which of the following is NOT a physical precaution to protect data?
Locks on the doors
What keeps a record of every file opened and every keystroke made?
What indicates a secure connection between your computer and a trusted website?