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The Business Case For Network Security: Advocacy, Governance, And Roi by Warren Saxe, Catherine Paquet

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Chapter 2. Crucial Need for Security: Vulnerabilities and Attacks

A growing desire exists to learn more about security threats and the possible impact they can have on network and computing environments. Awareness levels in organizations both large and small are rising rapidly, as attacks are becoming more virulent and the collateral damage they cause more costly. Learning about those who threaten, and understanding what the threats can entail, is a major step toward counteracting the menace. Gauging investments in security products is not like any other; it ignites a range of discussion that will continue unabated until concrete numbers can be validated. The menace must be seen, understood, tamed, and nullified. This chapter is focused on seeing ...

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