Professional Ethics in Information Technology

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Why is the security of information technology considered of utmost importance?

To prevent unauthorized access to confidential business data

What is a major reason for the prevalence of computer incidents?

Increasing complexity of computing environments

What is cloud computing?

The on-demand availability of computer system resources without direct active management by the user

Why are computer help desks under intense pressure to respond quickly to users' questions?

To increase user productivity related to time constraints

How does increasing complexity contribute to the vulnerability of computing environments?

It expands the number of entry points for potential security breaches

Why is safeguarding confidential business data and private customer and employee data important?

To protect against malicious acts of theft or disruption

What is a zero-day exploit?

A cyber attack that occurs on the same day a weakness is discovered in software and is exploited before a fix becomes available

What is the purpose of a virus?

To enable payload delivery

What can viruses be disguised as?

Files and documents

What is the characteristic of a zero-day exploit?

It occurs before a fix becomes available from its creator

What does a rootkit refer to in the context of computer security?

A set of tools and technologies used to gain unauthorized access to a computer system

What is the purpose of phishing?

To deceive individuals into providing sensitive information or clicking on malicious links

What is the characteristic of commercial software?

Designed and developed for licensing or sale to end users or serving a commercial purpose

What does a virus deliver as part of transmitted data?

"Payload", which is the actual intended message carried by transmitted data

What are types of attacks that can target users?

All of the above

This quiz covers the importance of security in information technology, safeguarding confidential business and personal data, and protecting against malicious acts. It is based on lecture 8 and the textbook 'Ethics in Information Technology' by George W. Reynolds.

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