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SMEs and Knowledge Requirements for Operating Hacker and Security Tools

SMEs and Knowledge Requirements for Operating Hacker and Security Tools
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Author(s): Murray E. Jennex (San Diego State University, USA), Aaron Walters (San Diego State University, USA) and Theophilus B. A. Addo (San Diego State University, USA)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
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.ch071
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347

Abstract

SMEs have been singled out as organizations with significant vulnerability to external security threats such as hackers and viruses. This paper explores these issues to determine if SMEs are more vulnerable, and why. It has been postulated that resource issues are the cause for SME vulnerability but the paper finds that there are other contributing issues. Additionally, the paper explores the knowledge requirements required to utilize hacking and security tools and the impacts those knowledge requirements have on SMEs.

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