Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. The term is generally used to describe data centers available to many users over the Internet. Large clouds, predominant today, often have functions distributed over multiple locations from central servers. If the connection to the user is relatively close, it may be designated an edge server.
BACKUP & RECOVERY.
Backup and recovery describes the process of creating and storing copies of data that can be used to protect organizations against data loss. This is sometimes referred to as operational recovery. Recovery from a backup typically involves restoring the data to the original location, or to an alternate location where it can be used in place of the lost or damaged data.
A proper backup copy is stored in a separate system or medium, such as tape, from the primary data to protect against the possibility of data loss due to primary hardware or software failure.
Information security, sometimes shortened to infosec, is the practice of protecting information by mitigating information risks. It is part of information risk management. It typically involves preventing or at least reducing the probability of unauthorized/inappropriate access, use, disclosure, disruption, deletion/destruction, corruption, modification, inspection, recording or devaluation, although it may also involve reducing the adverse impacts of incidents. This is largely achieved through a structured risk management process that involves:
– Identifying information and related assets, plus potential threats, vulnerabilities and impacts;
– Evaluating the risks;
– D-eciding how to address or treat the risks i.e. to avoid, mitigate, share or accept them;
– Where risk mitigation is required, selecting or designing appropriate security controls and implementing them;
– Monitoring the activities, making adjustments as necessary to address any issues, changes and improvement opportunities.
Depending on needs, support can be ongoing and indefinite, unless the employee is exited as independent. DES are contracted by the Government to provide support in employment. However, the ultimate goal is to facilitate the relationship between the employer and employee.