Information security in archival science

  • 1 New Bulgarian University Sofia, Bulgaria


The article with the title “Information security in archival science” focuses on the need for the state archives system to be able to meet the modern needs of archival information users, individuals and legal entities. Modernization and updating of archives cannot happen without using the new technological possibilities. At the same time, a challenge of the modern society of rapidly developing and changing information technologies is to what extent can digital information be trusted? Archival institutions have the opportunity to participate in the creation of the so-called a new architecture of security, trust and reliability.
The article is divided into an introduction, presented a model of the development and implementation of blockchain technology in the National Archives of South Korea, conclusion and literature.



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