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Module ICT1-08 - Malpractice and Data Theft

This module examines the types of data theft that can occur and looks at methods of trying to prevent them from becoming a major issue.

Syllabus Content:

10.8 Information Systems Malpractice And Crime

  • Explain the consequences of malpractice and crime on information systems.
  • Describe the possible weak points within an information technology system. Describe the measures that can be taken to protect information technology systems against internal and external threats.
  • Describe the particular issues surrounding access to, and the use of the Internet; censorship, security, ethics.

Module Content:

  1. Introduction
  2. Fraud
  3. Theft
  4. Priacy
  5. Unauthorised Access (Hacking)
  6. Publication of illicit Material
  7. The virus life cycle
  8. What is a virus?
  9. Types of virus
  10. Anti-virus software, Hoaxes and myths
  11. Virus Quiz
  12. Questions

Additional Information:

A Level Information Technology

P. M. Heathcote

p44 - p53

Data Protection Registrar: