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What is Risk, Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Countermeasures: Risk Management Lesson 101 for Information Security

In this article, I will use layman’s terms and descriptions to help you understand the various fundamental concepts of Risk Management in Information Security. To illustrate those concepts, I like to use a popular diagram1 from Common Criteria, shown below: In the center of this diagram you’ll find the term vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities are any weaknesses [...]

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Firewall – the device implementing your Internet Access Policy

Firewall cannot operate properly without careful configuration. It is actually a device that help realize your company (or home)’s Internet Access Policy. Who decides the Internet Access Policy? The information owner! Many people mistaken this to be done by the company’s system administrator. It is wrong. The administrator’s role is to help implementing the firewall [...]

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