25. The Security Perspective

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Many factors drive today’s need for information systems security, including the increasing trend to distribute systems, the use of public networks (particularly the Internet) as part of system infrastructure, the everyday use of interorganizational computing (such as Web services), and the increasing interest the media and the public have shown in privacy and security. All of these factors point to the fact that today your system’s stakeholders are likely to be more interested in the security of the system than they would have been only a couple of years ago.

We define security as the set of processes and technologies ...

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