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What is Downstream Liability

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition
A potential liability incurred by a company whose computer systems are compromised by an attacker and used to attack another company’s systems.
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An Overview of Threats to Information Security
R. Kelly Rainer Jr. (Auburn University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-026-4.ch478
Organizations and individuals have many information assets, which are subject to an increasing number of threats. The purpose of this article is to provide (1) an overview of the factors that are increasing the threats to information security and (2) an overview of the threats to information security.
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