1.2. What Types of Network Security Are Important?

When a company first sets out to create a network security plan, there are usually two questions asked: Where should we start, and what is the most important part of the network? The answers depend on many factors, and the answers are different for every network.

Generally speaking, one person, or department, will not be able to answer both of these questions and one department should not develop the network security policy. The network security policy, as all security policies, should be disseminated through the CIO, and should be approved by the legal department and signed off on by the heads of all other departments. Network and server administrators may be called on to develop the first ...

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