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What is the difference between Security and Privacy?

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B. Strickland

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B. Strickland
B. Strickland, Sales Manager, MBA, Houston

Answered Jun 11, 2020

The word security refers to providing confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility. When we use the word confidential, we are saying that whatever information is put out there is protected from any third -party intruders. Integrity means to prevent any mishandling of your personal information, as well as any sort of modification. Accessibility means to provide entry for the authorized or appropriate parties. Attacks like snooping or phishing pose a threat to confidentiality.

Techniques such as encryption are also used to provide security against these attacks. Privacy is a similar term to confidentiality. Authorized parties are permitted to share. Privacy is part of security, which can be even more expensive than providing just security. Securities involve services other than privacy, but privacy is the most sought -after form of protection. A breach of confidentiality means a branch of security as well. However, a breach of security does not always equate a branch of privacy.

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G. Roland

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G. Roland, Professor, Austin

Answered Jun 11, 2020

Digital technology is now apart of our everyday lives. Whether it's our phones or computers, each person uses a high amount of data each day. With that data, one also should want to safeguard it. This is where security and privacy come in.

Security protects a person from using their data when they are not allowed to. It limits access to a person's information. Privacy helps to secure a personal identity. There are different security programs to reduce the number of hackers that have access to information. This includes McAfee, which gives alerts if unauthorized access has been granted to an outside source.

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B. Mary

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B. Mary, Health Care manager, MHA(Master's In Healthcare Administration), Raleigh, North Carolina

Answered Jun 09, 2020

The two terms: security and privacy, are synonymous with each other in meaning and functionality. Security can be defined as a state of being free or having personal freedom from any potential threats; privacy can be said to be a state of gaining freedom from an unnecessary and unwanted interruption or attention.

There are three main goals that are achieved from a state of security, which are availability, confidentiality, and integrity. In technology, security can be referred to as a means of safeguarding your essential and confidential data or information from unauthorized access. It has to do with both cybersecurity and information security. Meanwhile, privacy has to do with individual or organizational rights to his personal information.

In addition, a security program deals with a set of regulations and protocols put in place for the protection of all confidential resources and information assets that are in charge of an organization. Conversely, a privacy program places more attention on the protection of personal information, only like passwords and login credentials.

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