Data integrity is the assurance that information can only be accessed or modified by those authorized to access the system. Measures taken to ensure integrity include controlling the physical environment of networked terminals and servers, restricting access to data, and maintaining rigorous authentication practices. Data integrity can also be threatened by environmental hazards, such as heat, dust and electrical surges.
Topics: IT Audit, IT Infrastructure, Cloud Computing, IT Risk, IT Controls, Data Security, Data Analytics, Performance Management/Measurement, Customer Satisfaction
Copyright pirates, brand impersonators, patent flouters and trade secret thieves are a major threat to businesses, given their increased aggressiveness towards intellectual property (IP) theft. These, and any other original creative works that have economic value and are protected by law, can be categorized as IP.
Topics: Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Assessment, Strategic Risk, Data Security, Performance Management/Measurement, Intellectual Property
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