What is Integrity?

What is Integrity? Integrity: Integrity ensures the correctness as well as trustworthiness of data or resources

Integrity:

Integrity ensures the correctness as well as trustworthiness of data or resources. For example, if we say that we have preserved the integrity of an item, we may mean that the item is: precise, accurate, unmodified, modified only in acceptable ways, modified only by authorized people, modified only by authorized processes, consistent, meaningful and usable.

Integrity mechanisms fall into two classes; prevention mechanisms and detection mechanisms. Prevention mechanisms are responsible to maintain the integrity of data by blocking any unauthorized attempts to change the data or any attempts to change data in unauthorized ways. While detection mechanisms; rather than preventing the violations of integrity; they simply analyze the data’s integrity is no longer trustworthy. Such mechanisms may analyze the system events or the data itself to see if required constraints still hold.

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