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Managing Network Security

Managing Network Security
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Author(s): Noushin Ashrafi (University of Massachusetts, USA)and Jean-Pierre Kuilboer (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-07-5.ch025
ISBN13: 9781930708075
EISBN13: 9781466665323


The networked world promises stunning opportunities including global e-commerce. At the same time, hazardous security threats pose a challenge difficult to predict and costly to prevent. The Computer Security Institute reports that 90 percent of companies surveyed had a security breach within the last 12 months (CSI, 2000). Technology theft cost corporations an average of $2 million and the collective losses in the U.S. alone are a reported $10 billion per year. Citizens are losing their privacy, are the targets of credit card fraud, and paying for higher cost of conducting business due to computer hackers. All these indicate that computer security deserves increased attention. There is a need for effective security management that offers active security policies and procedure, the right tools, and rapid responses to new threats. This paper elaborates on prevention policies, detection tools, and reaction methods and attempts to provide a deployment framework that could foster good practices in a commercial environment.

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