Information and Computer Security

Information and Computer Security

Lech J. Janczewski (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and Andrew M. Colarik (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-583-2.ch001


The current state of the information security domain in the United States and much of the rest of the industrialized world can best be characterized as overly optimistic. The protection of computing systems and telecommunication infrastructures from unauthorized usage, manipulation, and sabotage faces serious challenges to ensure ongoing serviceability. This is especially true when we consider our growing dependence on these infrastructures. The state of affairs regarding the security aspects of these systems is even worse. Peter G. Neumann of the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International in Menlo Park, California states:

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