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CLIP 8382

The national importance of computer security

The national importance of computer security

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Key Info
  • The national importance of computer security
  • Duration: 02:25
  • American President Barack Obama speaks about the security measures the US government and military must put in place. With computer hackers attacking and probing government systems every day, the US has come to realise the importance of security within their networks and computer systems. National security rests not only with the soldiers defending a country, but also with the preventive measures a nation puts in place to prevent adversaries from targeting their computers. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 29 May 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    ICT and Computing


    Measurement and Control

  • Keywords: hacker, malware, attack, espionage, theft, crime, cyberspace, internet
Ideas for use in class
  • Looking at the importance of security, especially on a military or government level.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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