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Countermeasures for Protecting Legally Sensitive Web-Powered Databases and Web Portals

Countermeasures for Protecting Legally Sensitive Web-Powered Databases and Web Portals
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Author(s): Theodoros Evdoridis (University of the Aegean, Greece) and Theodoros Tzouramanis (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 6
Source title: Database Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): John Erickson (University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-058-5.ch124

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Abstract

The issue of the escalation of security breaches in the field of Web systems has caused a great deal of disquiet in the computer security community. The majority of recorded security violations against legally sensitive portals have raised numerous issues both at an individual and at an organizational level. Furthermore, taking for granted the fact that security achieved through the isolation of the targeted systems is a path which no one is willing to follow, it is understood that security countermeasures must be perceived and applied without any alterations in respect of the current operational scheme. The economic and social reasons for using the Internet are still far too compelling (Schneier, 2005). Looking in this direction, the complexity as well as the urgency of the present situation has attracted specialists from other scientific sectors, such as psychology and law, who contribute to the search for an integrated multilevel solution required in this context.

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