Information Assurance

Surviving in the Information Environment

  • Andrew Blyth
  • Gerald L. Kovacich

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. An Introduction to Information Assurance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 3-16
    3. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 17-29
    4. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 31-50
    5. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 51-71
    6. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 73-86
    7. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 87-106
  3. IA in the World of Corporations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 109-115
    3. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 117-128
    4. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 129-140
    5. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 141-149
    6. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 151-171
  4. Technical Aspects of IA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 175-195
    3. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 197-205
    4. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 207-218
  5. The Future and Final Comments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 221-227

About this book

Introduction

When you first hear the term Information Assurance you tend to conjure up an image of a balanced set of reasonable measures that have been taken to protect the information after an assessment has been made of risks that are posed to it. In truth this is the Holy Grail that all organisations that value their information should strive to achieve, but which few even understand. Information Assurance is a term that has recently come into common use. When talking with old timers in IT (or at least those that are over 35 years old), you will hear them talking about information security, a term that has survived since the birth of the computer. In the more recent past, the term Information Warfare was coined to describe the measures that need to be taken to defend and attack information. This term, however, has military connotations - after all, warfare is normally their domain. Shortly after the term came into regular use, it was applied to a variety of situations encapsulated by Winn Schwartau as the three classes of Information Warfare: Class 1- Personal Information Warfare. Class 2 - Corporate Information Warfare. Class 3 - Global Information Warfare. Political sensitivities lead to "warfare" being replaced by "operations", a much more "politically correct" word. Unfortunately, "operations" also has an offensive connotation and is still the terminology of the military and governments.

Keywords

Information Technology (IT) computer computer crime computer security cryptography electronic commerce information assurance information security information system information systems information systems management information technology mana

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew Blyth
    • 1
  • Gerald L. Kovacich
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ComputingUniversity of GlamorganPontypridd, Mid GlamorganUK
  2. 2.Whidbey IslandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3706-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-326-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3706-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1617-7975
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