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Human beings are prone to certain characteristics that tend to affect their relation to information security. Information security refers to the ability of an individual to ensure that information is free from any kind of access by unwarranted individuals. There are several human inadequacies that affect the level of information security. However, this discussion is going to concentrate on three major human characteristics that affect information security. These include: acts of omission, acts of commission and acts of sequence. These three acts are important in to information security because they are not related to distortion of information but they increase the challenges in regard to making information secure. Information security involves the ability of an individual to access certain preserved information with ease. Information security does not involve distortion of information. These reasons make these three acts to be a concern to stakeholders within the information security sector. These three acts have distinct influence on the level of security in regard to information.
Parsons et.al (2010) argues that acts of omission involve the inability to execute important activities when dealing with information. There are certain requirements in the field of information that require constant activities. For example, it is recommended that one should change his passwords regularly to reduce cases of illegal access by unwarranted individuals (Parsons et.al 2010). If an individual does not abide by this, there are chances for unwarranted access that could make that information not to be secure. There are instances whereby an individual switch off computers without logging out their accounts. It is advisable that computer users should log out before switching off computers that are used publicly. These examples of omission are a threat to the…...

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