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Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable, Second Edition by Malcolm W. Harkins

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© Malcolm W. Harkins 2016

Malcolm W. Harkins, Managing Risk and Information Security, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1455-8_1

1. Introduction

Malcolm W. Harkins

(1)Folsom, California, USA

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

—Denis Waitley

In January 2002, I was hired to run a new Intel internal program called Security and Business Continuity. The program had been created following the major security events of the previous year (9/11 and the Code Red/Nimda viruses) and it focused primarily on the availability risks at that time. I had no background in technical security, but I had been at Intel for nearly 10 years in a variety of business-related positions, mostly in finance. ...

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