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Computer Users' Guide to the Protection of Information Resources



Cheryl Helsing, Marianne M. Swanson, Mary A. Todd


While excellent progress has been made in computer technology, very little has been done to inform users of the vulnerability of data and information to such threats as unauthorized modification, disclosure, and destruction, either deliberate or accidental. This guide will make users aware of some of the undesirable things that can happen to data and will provide some practical solutions for reducing the risks to these threats.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-171
Report Number


awareness, computer security, data protection, information resources management


Helsing, C. , Swanson, M. and Todd, M. (1989), Computer Users' Guide to the Protection of Information Resources, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 13, 2024)


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Created September 30, 1989, Updated October 12, 2021