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Computer Information Systems Threat Analysis on Security

Computer Information Systems Threat Analysis on Security
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Author(s): Yi Li (University of West Florida, USA) and June Wei (University of West Florida, USA)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 3
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch239
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347


The threat from computer and information crime continues unabated and the financial toll is mounting. Despite the continued efforts of government and industry on investment and technology of computer and information security, both the number of instances and the resulting financial losses of computer and information security related to crimes continue to increase at a quadratic rate. This study analyzes the current state of threats to computer and information security and projects their future trend. Time series analysis is used to predict the internet-related attacks and other major attacks. The paper also makes correlation analysis on the number of attacks and their resulting financial losses. The objective of this research is to provide a big picture to help information technology and system staffs, information systems executives and vice presidents, information systems and technology directors, managers and supervisors in business and government to better understand the computer information security threats so that they can make better decisions on how to cope with these threats. It also helps information security technology providers in industry and general computer users to better assess the potential security market by providing a big picture on the state of computer and information security problems to be addressed.

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