Chapter 13

Intranet Security

Bill Mansoor,    Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Headline dramas like the ones shown in the accompanying sidebar (Intranet Security as News in the Media) (in the mainstream media) are embarrassing nightmares to top brass in any large corporation. These events have a lasting impact on a company’s bottom line because the company’s reputation and customer trust take a direct hit. Once events like these occur, customers and current and potential investors never look at the company in the same trusting light again, regardless of remediation measures. The smart thing, then, is to avoid the limelight. The onus of preventing such embarrassing security gaffes falls squarely on the shoulders of the ...

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