Information Security & Negligence - Targeting the C-Class
by Carter Schoenberg - Lead Analyst for the X-Force Threat Intelligence Service of ISS - Thursday, 19 February 2004.
Numerous recommendations since September 11, 2001 have been published on the evils of negligence relative to protecting one's assets (cyber & physical). In light of the articles, references, statutes, case laws and other relevant pieces of this puzzle, how do you physically "prove" negligence versus the common business practice of risk management?

Rather than analyzing a hypothetical situation where a company is hacked by one of several means or subjected to the involuntary mass-propagation of a virus or worm, letís focus on a real-life incident, dissect each component supported by fact and effectively diagram a blueprint for how you cannot only be targeted for a lawsuit or criminal prosecution, but demonstrate how you will loose. This loss will inflict a financial casualty, which may dramatically impact an organizationís fiscal health.

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