Security for Small Computer Systems

Security for Small Computer Systems

A Practical Guide for Users

1st Edition - January 1, 1988

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  • Editor: Tricia Saddington
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483103051

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Security for Small Computer Systems: A Practical Guide for Users is a guidebook for security concerns for small computers. The book provides security advice for the end-users of small computers in different aspects of computing security. Chapter 1 discusses the security and threats, and Chapter 2 covers the physical aspect of computer security. The text also talks about the protection of data, and then deals with the defenses against fraud. Survival planning and risk assessment are also encompassed. The last chapter tackles security management from an organizational perspective. The book will be of great use to users of a small computer system.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. The Need for Security

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 The Threat

    1.3 What is "Security"

    Chapter 2. Physical Security

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Theft

    2.3 Accidental Damage

    2.4 Deliberate Damage

    2.5 Unauthorized Disclosure

    2.6 Environmental Hazards

    Chapter 3. Protection of Data and Software

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Threats to Data and Software

    3.3 Access Controls

    3.4 Accuracy of Software and Data

    3.5 Purchasing Software

    3.6 Micro-computers and Word Processors

    3.7 Networked Systems

    Chapter 4. Protection against Fraud

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Personnel Procedures

    4.3 Operational Controls

    4.4 Impact of Different Types of Systems

    Chapter 5. Survival Planning

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Approaches to Survival Plan Development

    5.3 The Survival Plan

    5.4 Alternative System Selection

    Chapter 6. Assessing the Risk

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Risk Assessment

    Chapter 7. Security Management

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 The place of Computer Security in the Business

    7.3 Risk Management

    7.4 Security Policy

    7.5 Implementing the Policy

    7.6 Integration of Security and System Development

    7.7 Acquiring a System

    7.8 Controlling Change

    Annex A Acknowledgments

    Annex B Glossary of Terms

    Annex C Passwords

    Annex D Access Control Methods

    Annex E Encryption/Authentication

    Annex F Survival Plan Contents List

    Annex G Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 1988
  • Published: January 1, 1988
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483103051

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Tricia Saddington

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