The NCSA Guide to Enterprise Security: Protecting Information Assets

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McGraw-Hill, 1996 - Business & Economics - 385 pages
All too often, managers and technicians responsible for protecting their company's computer systems from viruses, vandals, and other calamities find themselves reacting after catastrophe strikes. With the help of this pragmatic guide, co-sponsored by the National Computer Security Association, you'll learn how to shield your enterprisewide system from loss or damage before it happens. Concise, accessible, and up-to-date, The NCSA Guide to Enterprise Security focuses on real-world issues encompassing all types of businesses. Dozens of case studies help you put into context the dangers that await inadequately protected systems. You'll learn how to identify key threats and vulnerabilities; devise effective countermeasures for each type of computer crime; develop cooperative efforts to protect against threats from employees, ex-employees, and software vendors; improve physical security at your facility; apply appropriate encryption techniques to improve security; convene a high-level task force for disaster prevention, mitigation, and recovery; plus, you'll find a wealth of references to current technical literature.

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