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    Question Safety vs. Security?

    Hi,

    What is the difference between safety and security?

    What does it mean to be safe and how is it different from being secure?

    And in computer's world. When is your computer safe? and when is it secured? Because I see forums for "Safety and Security" of computers, so the two must be different?

    Thanks ;)

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    Re: Safety vs. Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklet Cat View Post
    Hi,

    What is the difference between safety and security?

    What does it mean to be safe and how is it different from being secure?

    And in computer's world. When is your computer safe? and when is it secured? Because I see forums for "Safety and Security" of computers, so the two must be different?

    Thanks ;)
    "The vendors must comply with the regulations relating to
    SAFETY, meaning that devices must be present to prevent ACCIDENTS, such as fire alarms etc
    and
    SECURITY, meaning measures to prevent CRIME, e.g. CCTV cameras etc."

    http://trustsoft.uni-oldenburg.de/fi...2006-07-27.pdf

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    Re: Safety vs. Security?

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    "The vendors must comply with the regulations relating to
    SAFETY, meaning that devices must be present to prevent ACCIDENTS, such as fire alarms etc
    and
    SECURITY, meaning measures to prevent CRIME, e.g. CCTV cameras etc."

    http://trustsoft.uni-oldenburg.de/fi...2006-07-27.pdf
    But one should be aware that commercial sites often, for marketing reasons, make distinctions that aren't as hard and fast as the marketeers would like.

    This distinction (safe - unlikely to cause physical harm; secure - invulnerable to external attack) is persuasive but imperfect. When a business selling anti-virus software says 'Is your computer safe?' it doesn't mean 'Is your computer likely to burst into flames?'; but when a business selling smoke alarms says 'Is your computer safe?' it may well mean just that.

    b

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    Re: Safety vs. Security?

    Thanks, I got it. ;)

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