Computer Security Handbook

ISBN 13: 9780471019077

Computer Security Handbook

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9780471019077: Computer Security Handbook

This comprehensive manual deals with intentional and accidental dangers and threats to a corporation's computer mainframe systems and PC networks. Demonstrates how to detect and prevent these hazards from taking place and to minimize the possibility of losses due to computer fraud or human error. Every chapter is written by a renowned industry professional and contains a concluding checklist summarizing the authors' recommendations. New methods and procedures will be discussed in annual supplements.

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Computer viruses, power outages, theft, and sabotage have sent even the largest companies reeling

Not a day goes by when we don't hear news of another computer disaster. Loss of irreplaceable data, theft of confidential files, destruction of millions of dollars worth of equipment and software--all the result of crime or accident. Whether you are in charge of many computers, or even one important one, there are immediate steps you can take to safeguard your company's computer system and its contents. The Computer Security Handbook shows you how to detect threats and prevent disaster from striking. Written by leading security experts, this comprehensive guide covers virtually every possible threat to your system and prescribes specific actions you can take to eliminate them.

Requiring minimal technical knowledge, Computer Security Handbook provides sound, tested information on hardware and software protection, computer viruses, data encryption, networks, risk management, contingency planning and much more. Each chapter concludes with a checklist summarizing the authors' recommendations for improving your organization's security status. The new, updated Third Edition features the latest information on viruses, LAN security, security on the Internet, and expanded coverage of system application controls, personal computers, and data communications.

Computer Security Handbook is must reading for EDP auditors, MIS/IT managers, corporate accountants, data processing professionals, and others concerned with the security of their electronic information resources.

About the Author:

ARTHUR E. HUTT is an information systems consultant with extensive experience in the uses of data processing in banking, government, and industry. He has served as senior information systems executive for the Bank Leumi Trust Company and The Bowery Savings Bank. He was coeditor and contributing author of Computer Handbook for Senior Management, published by Wiley, and has contributed to numerous professional publications.

SEYMOUR BOSWORTH is president of S. Bosworth & Associates, a management consulting firm active in computer applications for banking, commerce, and industry. Mr. Bosworth is adjunct Associate professor of management at the Information Technologies Institute of New York University and a contributor to technical journals.

DOUGLAS B. HOYT is president of Douglas B. Hoyt Co., a management consulting firm. He is past president of the Society of Professional Management Consultants and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Association for Systems Management. Mr. Hoyt was also coeditor of Computer Handbook for Senior Management (Wiley).

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