Difference Between Security and Protection

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In this post, we will understand the difference between security and protection −


  • Security grants access to specific users of the system only.

  • There are external security threats associated with the system.

  • Convoluted queries are handled by security systems.

  • Security uses mechanisms like encryption and authentication (also known as certification) are used.


  • It deals with the access to certain system resources.

  • There are internal threats associated with protection of the system.

  • Simple queries are handled in protection.

  • It tries to determine the files that could be accessed or permeated by a special user.

  • It implements authorization mechanism.

Updated on 16-Apr-2021 07:40:49