Managing Security Functions Using Security Standards

Managing Security Functions Using Security Standards

Lech Janczewski (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-71-1.ch004
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In this chapter we will discuss the issue of managing security processing in business organization with special emphasis on computer systems. Our intention is not to prove that managing information security resources is the most important issue within the information security domain but that it must deal first in a chain of activities leading to building and operating information systems in a secure way. Before starting the discussion it is necessary to look at the historical developments leading to this issue. Most people are aware of the dramatic rate of development of information technology. However, few could attach quantitative values measuring this growth apart from a known statement that “If the auto industry had done what the computer industry has done in the last 30 years, a Rolls-Royce would cost $2.50 and get 2,000,000 miles per gallon.” This is true, but a more precise measure must be introduced.

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Lech Janczewski
Chapter 1
Jonathan W. Palmer, Jamie Kliewer, Mark Sweat
The security issue has been a compelling one for many organizations. In two separate studies completed in April 1998, Fortune 1000 companies... Sample PDF
Security Risk Assessment and Electronic Commerce: A Cross-Industry Analysis
Chapter 2
Jairo A. Gutierrez
The growing popularity of the Internet has taken many organisations by surprise. Established mechanisms such as fax technology, electronic data... Sample PDF
Securing the Internet in New Zealand: Threats and Solutions
Chapter 3
Dieter Fink
While much attention is currently being devoted to solving technological challenges of the Internet, for example increasing the bandwidth on... Sample PDF
Developing Trust for Electronic Commerce
Chapter 4
Lech Janczewski
In this chapter we will discuss the issue of managing security processing in business organization with special emphasis on computer systems. Our... Sample PDF
Managing Security Functions Using Security Standards
Chapter 5
Fredj Dridi, Gustaf Neumann
Advances in the World Wide Web technology have resulted in the proliferation of significant collaborative applications in commercial environments.... Sample PDF
Managing Security in the World Wide Web: Architecture, Services and Techniques
Chapter 6
Henry B. Wolfe
The protection of information for business or private purposes can be achieved through the careful selection and use of cryptographic tools.... Sample PDF
Cryptography: Protecting Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of Data
Chapter 7
Dieter Gollmann
Products promising to secure electronic commerce and other Internet applications tend to rely heavily on cryptography. On occasion, it seems that... Sample PDF
Foundations for Cryptography
Chapter 8
Chris Mitchell
However, despite this wide range of standardisation activity, the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC27 work is unique in being both truly international and also aimed... Sample PDF
Developments in Security Mechanism Standards
Chapter 9
Charles Prysby, Nicole Prysby
Electronic mail (e-mail) has become increasingly important in the workplace. The growth of this new medium of communication has generated important... Sample PDF
Electronic Mail, Employee Privacy and the Workplace
Chapter 10
Gehan Gunasekara
This chapter canvasses the impact of the Privacy Act 1993 on those who transact their business in cyberspace who fall within the Act’s definition of... Sample PDF
Protecting Personal Privacy in Cyberspace: The Limitations of Third Generation Data Protection Laws such as the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993
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