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Inside Network Security Assessment: Guarding Your IT Infrastructure by David Kim, Michael Gregg

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Laws, Mandates, and Regulations

The U.S. federal government has taken an active role in dealing with computer, Internet, privacy, and corporate threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits during the past five years. This is exemplified by the increase in new laws and mandates that were passed recently. These new laws and mandates encompass the following areas:

  • Cyber Laws and Crimes— U.S. Code 1029 defines what a criminal activity is in regard to unauthorized access to devices and what the penalties for such crimes will be. U.S. Code 1030 defines what computer fraud is and other related activities in connection with computers.

  • Privacy— New laws were enacted that protect an individual’s confidentiality of personal information, such as social security ...

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