Managing information security in modern commercial environments

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We began this series of articles with the observation that recent advances in the area of network technology and the success of the Internet have resulted in a new business model. This new model has resulted in a number of new challenges in the area of information security which, although largely understood, are only partially resolved. As a result, information security-related risk has been growing rapidly in the last few years and companies will need to take a more proactive stance to managing this risk in order to continue to enjoy the benefits that technological advances have made possible.

In introducing the subject, we also pointed out that the issues which confront the present-day security manager are varied in nature. In some cases, it is the concepts upon which our understanding of security is based, that are being put into question. The notions of trust and privacy were cited ...

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