An Information Security Handbook by John M. D. Hunter BA (Hons), FBCS, CEng (auth.)

By John M. D. Hunter BA (Hons), FBCS, CEng (auth.)

Aimed basically at ultimate yr undergraduate classes and MSc classes on details structures, administration of data platforms and layout of data structures, this textbook goals to supply solutions to 5 questions;
What is protection? What are the protection difficulties specific to an IT method? What should be performed to lessen the safety hazards linked to any such method? In a given scenario, what are the fitting safety countermeasures? How may still one set approximately paying for a data approach with safeguard implications?
It appears to be like on the varied ambitions companies may need in using defense concepts (availability, integrity, confidentiality, exclusivity) and which approach is most suitable to reaching each one objective. With instructions applicable for the security of either traditional advertisement and armed forces platforms, An details safeguard Handbook may be of curiosity to desktop method managers and directors in any advertisement or executive organisation.

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Positive attitudes towards security are to a large extent dependent on the example and leadership shown by the management of the organisation towards security. Perhaps th e most important aspect of personnel security in an organisation is the leadership persuading the staff to take a positive attitude towards all aspects of security. This is relatively easy in a military environment since the safety, and even the survival, of a military unit is often dependent on the maintenance of good security.

Any security policy which the software is called upon to implement must be compat ible with the capabilities of the software. Chapter 3 Physical Security The purpose of physical security is to separate people who are not authorised to access cert ain sensitive objects from those objects. In general , this is achieved by a combination of hiding the whereabouts of the sensitive objects and th en enclosing the objects in a protective container so as to make it difficult to gain access to the objects even if their whereabouts is known.

Should an attacker gain access to almost any par t of the communications system, t here ar e a numb er of quite sophisticate d att acks which can be moun ted: • From a passive tap , one can derive quite a lot of useful user information. Over and above th at , if th e whole dialogue can be recorded, it may be possible to deduce passwords - either in clear or in an encrypted form! Such an at t ack is made fairly simple by th e use of sniffe r software packages (which can be downloaded from the Int ern et) .

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