SECURITY FROM THE GROUND UP

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ABOUT THIS CHAPTER

This chapter introduces a basic approach to solving cybersecurity problems. We examine the approach in the context of a very small business. The chapter focuses on the following topics:

  Strategies for making security decisions

  An approach for identifying and prioritizing cybersecurity risks

  A process to identify security requirements

  The need to monitor and evaluate security measures continuously

  A review of ethical issues in cybersecurity practice

1.1     The Security Landscape

Cybersecurity problems can be small and local, or they can be international in scope, involving computers and organizations on every continent. We will start small with this case study:

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