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What is Cyber Infrastructure

Encyclopedia of Organizational Knowledge, Administration, and Technology
A collection of information technology systems and software, physical and information assets, processes, and people that enables an organization to efficiently and securely function on cyberspace.
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Auditor Evaluation and Reporting on Cybersecurity Risks
Jeffrey S. Zanzig (Jacksonville State University, USA) and Guillermo A. Francia III (University of West Florida, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3473-1.ch082
Tremendous improvements in information networking capabilities have brought with them increased security risks resulting from the deterioration of the ability of a physical layer of computer security to protect an organization's information system. As a result, audit committees have had to deal with new security issues as well as the need to understand the cyber perpetrator and ensure the proper training of employees to consider cybersecurity risks. Standard setters including the Institute of Internal Auditors and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have issued guidance about lines of defense and reporting on an entity's cybersecurity risk management program and controls, respectively. Each of these topics is considered along with how cybersecurity guidance from COBIT, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Center for Internet Security can be mapped into five cyber infrastructure domains to provide an approach to evaluate a system of cybersecurity.
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National Security Policy and Strategy and Cyber Security Risks
The information and communications systems and services composed of all hardware and software that process, store, and communicate information, or any combination of all of these elements: Processing includes the creation, access, modification, and destruction of information. Storage includes paper, magnetic, electronic, and all other media types. Communications include sharing and distribution of information.
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