The main objective of this project report is to study the significance of Information Systems (IS) security. Some topics discussed in this report are: Security in the Information Age, Information Systems Research, The Scandinavian School, Computer Security and IT Security, Security Mechanisms, Actual and perceived Information Systems Security Concepts, etc.
Traditionally, firewalls and access control have been the most important components used in order to secure servers, hosts and computer networks. Today, intrusion detection systems (IDSs) are gaining attention and the usage of these systems is increasing. This thesis covers commercial IDSs and the future direction of these systems.
The computer security community of today can be compared to the American Wild West once upon a time; no real law and order and a lot of new citizens. The terms and classification schemes used in the computer security field today are
Hundreds of millions of people use their home computers every day for different purposes. Many of them are connected to the Internet. Most of them are unaware of the threats or do not know how to protect themselves. This unawareness is a
As the Internet becomes the major information infrastructure in most sectors, the importance of Information Systems (IS) security steadily increases. While reaching a certain level of actual IS security is vital for most businesses, this level must also be perceived as acceptable
With the increasing use of extensive IT systems for sensitive or safety-critical applications, the matter of IT security is becoming more important. In order to be able to make sensible decisions about security there is a need for measures and metrics for