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2. Why do you need network security?

There are many reasons to have cyber security in place for a computer and its network. These include:

reasons for security

Data loss

Almost every business has data that its wants to keep safe: customer information, staff data, financial information etc.

Most people also have data that is vitally important to them, such as family photos, music collections or even that homework that has not yet been submitted.

Unauthorised data change

Someone changing data in your name can cause no end of problems. Imagine that someone were to gain access to your social media accounts and start posting comments and photos under your name - imagine the embarrassment and upset that could arise.

Data theft

Some types of data are worth real money, and so are attractive targets for cyber-theft. For example,

  • Actual virtual money - bitcoins
  • Sales information, such as a customer database
  • Intellectual property, such as the latest research notes or trade secrets of a company.

Challenge see if you can find out one extra fact on this topic that we haven't already told you

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