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Information Security in Our World Today

Information security (InfoSec) is a very static yet dynamic field of study. One thing that is important to understand about information security is that over time it transforms, but the underline concept always remains the same: to protect information or data (bits) from unauthorized access. This is only the underlying concept of information security; there are many other parts to it. Several decades ago InfoSec was all about how secure of a lock you had on your physical data room. These days it has transformed quite-a-bit. Today we have the Internet; a large network of interconnected routers. With the Internet
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Categories: Information Technology, IT Security, and Preston Hood.

The Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS)

The Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) is a Top Secret/SCI network. Just like the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) and the Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet), JWICS is basically the same thing with the exception of what it is used for. The JWICS is primarily used for file sharing to transmit information that is classified up to and including the “Top Secret” level of the United States government classification system. Information that is classified at this level would cause “exceptionally grave damage” to national security if disclosed to the public. There are about 1.4 million Americans who
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Categories: Information Technology, IT Security, and Preston Hood.