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CISSP in 21 Days - Second Edition by M. L. Srinivasan

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Legal and regulatory issues

Information compromise or security breach that could lead to civil or criminal liability on the part of an organization will be grouped under legal and regulatory issues. For example, if a hacker intrudes into a system, obtains Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and publishes the same in an Internet portal, then the liability for failure to protect such information falls on the organization.

The following list of issues may have legal or regulatory ramifications.

Computer crimes

A computer crime is a fraudulent activity that is perpetrated against computer or IT systems. The motivation could be for financial gain, competitive gain, popularity, fame, or adventure.

In computer crime, the term computer refers to the ...

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