The illusion of accuracy

Barron, Nick
September 2007
SC Magazine: For IT Security Professionals (UK Edition);Sep2007, p17
The author focuses on accuracy of data and information security. He explains that blind trust in computer data can have serious consequences and that interpreting computer evidence such as log files and metadata needs careful handling. He also explains that log files do not show exact or accurate information about the user and the system. He stresses the importance of knowing the difference between precision and accuracy when it comes to log files, for misinformation may cause confusion or even further damage.


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