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Network and System Security by John R. Vacca

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CHAPTER 9

Intranet Security

Bill MansoorInformation Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Intranet Security as News in the Media

– “State Department Contract Employees Fired, Another Disciplined for Looking at Passport File” [1]

– “Laptop stolen with a million customer data records” [2]

– “eBayed VPN kit hands over access to council network” [3]

– “(Employee) caught selling personal and medical information about . . . FBI agent to a confidential source . . . for $500” [4].

– “Data thieves gain access to TJX through unsecured wireless access point” [5]

Headline dramas like these in the mainstream media are embarrassing nightmares to top brass in any large corporation. These events have a lasting impact on a company’s bottom line because ...

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