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Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies by Steven Hernandez, Corey Schou

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APPENDIX B

Common Threats

Threats are any potential danger to information or systems, which can range from viruses, malicious code, and worms to natural disasters such as flood and fire. This appendix will explain common types of threats and the impact on information assurance.

NOTE Components of this list are inspired and adapted from the BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) threat list, derived from Information Security Risk Analysis by Thomas R. Peltier.

Threat: Force Majeure

Force majeure is a French term used in law that you may find in contracts. It means greater (superior) force; it refers to circumstances beyond the control of anyone. A prudent manager will act to reduce the effect of these threats. If not, it ...

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