SECURITY FROM THE GROUND UP

CHAPTER        1

ABOUT THIS CHAPTER

This chapter introduces the first steps in solving security problems. We examine the overall problems of information security and security decision making. The chapter focuses on the following topics:

•  A six-phase process for managing and improving information security

•  A strategy for identifying security risks

•  A process for comparing and prioritizing security risks

1.1 The Security Landscape

Information security problems can be small and local and they can be international in scope, involving computers and organizations on every continent. In this book, we start with information security on a personal computer, especially the risks of misuse. As we move to later chapters, ...

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