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Information Security A Practical Guide: Bridging the Gap between IT and Management by Tom Mooney

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CHAPTER 2: BUSINESS IMPACT OF BREACHES

Chapter Overview

One of the key issues when joining an organisation is understanding the value of the data the organisation has. As you speak to different members of the business they will insist that nothing is more important than their data. This is of course not true in all cases, and the real challenge is to prioritise the importance of all the information so you know where you need to focus your efforts and time.

The best way to understand the value of data is to assess the impact on the business should that data be compromised. Impact on the business comes in many forms: reputational, financial or even legal; any of these could put an organisation out of business.

This chapter discusses the different ...

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