CHAPTER 14: INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT

‘The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.’

Ursula K LeGuin

What is information security?

Organisations rely on several types of data for their business, and can suffer from various disasters if critical information and data are compromised by any means. Some of the information contained in them can be confidential and must not be viewed or altered by unauthorised persons. For example, the salary details of all your employees cannot be made public for everyone to know or view. Or your company payment website can be breached and defaced by hackers, causing a loss of reputation and other disasters. Hence, it is necessary to have a protective ...

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