By Steve Purser

ISBN-10: 1417520329

ISBN-13: 9781417520329

ISBN-10: 1580537022

ISBN-13: 9781580537025

This groundbreaking e-book is helping you grasp the administration of knowledge protection, targeting the proactive acceptance and determination of the sensible problems with constructing and imposing IT defense for the company. Drawing upon the authors?’ wealth of worthwhile adventure in high-risk advertisement environments, the paintings specializes in the necessity to align the data safeguard technique as a complete with the necessities of the fashionable firm, which includes empowering enterprise managers to regulate info security-related chance. all through, the e-book areas emphasis at the use of easy, pragmatic hazard administration as a device for decision-making. the 1st ebook to hide the strategic problems with IT defense, it enables you to: comprehend the adaptation among extra theoretical remedies of knowledge protection and operational truth; find out how details protection possibility should be measured and accordingly controlled; outline and execute a data safeguard technique layout and enforce a safety structure; and make sure that constrained assets are used optimally.

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1–18. [3] “2002 CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey,” Computer Security Issues and Trends, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2001, pp. 1–22. [4] “2001 Impact of Malicious Code Attacks,” August 2003, http://www. asp. articleid= 1539&EID=0. [6] The Honeynet Project, Know Your Enemy: Revealing the Security Tools, Tactics and Motivations of the Black-hat Community, Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, 2001. org/papers/stats. html. [9] “2002 CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey,” Computer Security Issues and Trends, Vol.

Technical issues are mainly related to the lack of compatibility, both in terms of concepts and notation, between different operating systems, middleware, database software, and applications. Procedural issues include the lack of scalability of administration procedures due to the requirement to define and maintain highly granular access rights and cumbersome workflow processes, which introduce unacceptable delays to the end user. Finally, organizational issues reflect some of the points discussed earlier in this chapter, notably the fact that approving and monitoring access requires a certain body of knowledge (and appreciation of risk), which is increasingly difficult to come by in environments that involve frequent changes of staff and management structures.

7 Operational issues 11 The technique of social engineering seeks to take advantage of these difficulties by exploiting weaknesses associated with the end user. Techniques used vary considerably, but often involve the impersonation of someone having authority in order to gain access to restricted information. A typical scenario might involve calling elderly people and claiming to be from the credit card company. Certain elderly people, less aware of the technology involved and perhaps more trusting in nature, may be tempted to reveal their personal identification number (PIN) code if a plausible pretext were given by the caller.

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