What is the Purpose of Information Security? 60 Minutes Knows

I do not watch television, but a friend of mine pointed me to this week’s episode of CBS’ news documentary program 60 Minutes. This is a very good, low-tech illustration of the potential security threats which information security professionals are battling. This is the kind of stuff we are trying to prevent when we throw around terms like “malware,” “firewalls,” “intrusion prevention,” “audits,” and “security policy.”

While the show focuses on threats to the federal government and utilities, the same exact threats and methods of attack face every small business network on the Internet as well.

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