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Information Assurance

Surviving in the Information Environment

  • Helps IT managers and assets protection professionals to assure the protection and availability of vital digital information and related information systems assets

  • Highly international - covers policies from the USA, Europe and the UK

  • Takes a unique view which bridges the gap between technical and business issues

  • New edition includes major updates plus three entirely new chapters

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

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. An Introduction to Information Assurance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. What is Information Assurance?

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 3-16
    3. The World of Information

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 17-29
    4. The Theory of Risks

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 31-50
    5. The Information World of Crime

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 51-71
    6. IA Trust and Supply Chains

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 73-86
    7. Basic IA Concepts and Models

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 87-106
  3. IA in the World of Corporations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107
    2. The Corporate Security Officer

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 109-115
    3. Corporate Security Functions

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 117-128
    4. IA in the Interest of National Security

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 129-140
    5. The Corporate IA Officer

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 141-149
    6. IA Organisational Functions

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 151-171
  4. Technical Aspects of IA

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173
    2. IA and Software

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 175-195
    3. Applying Cryptography to IA

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 197-205
    4. IA Technology Security

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 207-218
  5. The Future and Final Comments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219
    2. The Future, Conclusions and Comments

      • Andrew Blyth, Gerald L. Kovacich
      Pages 221-227

About this book

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

  • School of Computing, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, UK

    Andrew Blyth

  • Whidbey Island, USA

    Gerald L. Kovacich

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4471-3706-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout