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Security Concepts, Services, and Threats
Dowland PS, Furnell SM
in Securing Information and Communications Systems: Principles, Technologies, and Applications. S.M.Furnell, S.K.Katsikas, J.Lopez and A.Patel (Eds), Artech House, ISBN 978-1-59693-228-9, pp5-20, 2008
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This chapter provides a baseline introduction to the concepts of IT security, as well as providing a background on the need for protection from an organizational perspective. It begins by providing examples of incidents, statistics indicating the scale and nature of the problem and a number of cases drawn from relevant surveys. These incidents are linked to the key requirements for preserving the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems and data. This overview leads into a more specific consideration of the main classes of abuse and abuser. The chapter introduces many of the topics and terminology covered in later sections allowing the reader to build a solid foundation upon which to base the material in later chapters.

Dowland PS, Furnell SM