INTRODUCTION With the advancement of the technological era, the use of computers have not only become the common tool for everyday activities, but it has also blossomed into the most unique device with operating incentives that no other discovery of its era has been able to offer. With the computers development, the development of the computers Operating system and functionalities too has increased along with the growth in criminal intent of hackers to gain access to sophisticated networks. The Operating System can simply be defined as the software and hardware that controls the function of a computer. This may include keeping track of the files, managing the output and input of data, maintaining the computer controls, and processing of the computers programs and applications. Other roles may include but are not limited to managing the functioning of the computer hardware, running the applications programs, serving as an interface between the computer and the user, and allocating computer resources to various functions (Smith, 2011). Because of the growth in its functionality, computer administrators are continuously being faced with the task of arming the OS with protective measures to maintain the integrity of the computers hardware and software. The OS must be able to protect itself from unauthorized users, protect from unauthorized access to information, but most importantly changing of modification of data or programs. The OS must also be able to keep confidentiality. To keep confidentiality OS must limit access to lose with out permission to view certain classified inform or data (Ball, 2009). This will make sure that information is protected and keep in private. Lastly, the OS must be able to keeps its authenticity. This is something the computer can use to verify 2 | P a g e
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