The Business Case for Security
Matt Curtin, CISSP
March 23, 2004
Columbus Board of Realtors Tech User Forum
Information security is suddenly on everyone's radar. Even in organizations where security has not been a large concern historically, regulation is now forcing companies to address information security in ways that they never thought they would.
The most quickly-increasing crime in the United States is identity theft, which is an information security problem: people getting ahold of others' information enables them to engage in financial transactions as victims, leaving them with the bill for the attackers' exploits.
Businesses large and small must address information security strategically, as risk management, no different from any other risk that presents itself.
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