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Overview of digital business security issues

Kerr, D., Gammack, J. and Boddington, R. (2011) Overview of digital business security issues. In: Kerr, D., Gammack, J. and Bryant, K., (eds.) Digital Business Security Development: Management Technologies. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 1-36.

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This chapter provides an overview of digital business security. It is informed by a contemporary analysis of perceived threats through the eyes of information technology managers both from a representative public institution (a University) and from a private company (a retail sales company). A brief overview of malicious software leads into more general consideration of the risks and threats of security breaches, which are analysed from both a company and a customer perspective. Common to both sectors is the requirement to secure corporate records and other digital information and management and policy guidance is provided here. Cybercrime remains rife, but is both under-reported and under-prosecuted. As managers may become involved in legal issues associated with information technology security breaches, this chapter also overviews the special nature of digital evidence.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: IGI Global
Copyright: © 2011 by IGI Global
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