Confidential information in a secure network is most typically breached by __
a) People ‘hacking’ from outside the network.
b) Viruses or cookies that enter from email.
c) Unauthorized use by authorized users.
d) None of the above.
Answer: c) Unauthorized use by authorized users
"Confidential Information" or simply you can say Protected Information which means all kind of information, written or oral, whether or not it is marked as such, that is disclosed or made available to the receiving party, directly or indirectly, through any means of communication or observation and the information is protected by the terms of the agreement.
A data breach is the intentional or unintentional release of secure or private/confidential information to an untrusted environment. Further impact of such leaks can lead to a huge loss of revenue for any business. It can also hamper the prestige of the company and the customer will not feel safe to share their personal information.
Hacking was not the typical way to breach confidential information in a secure network. While viruses or cookies may have corrupted data, so it is not the answer. Confidential information in a secure network is most typically breached by unauthorized use by authorized users. A security breach is any security violation even by authorized users.