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ICT Security Policy: Challenges and Potential Remedies

ICT Security Policy: Challenges and Potential Remedies
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Author(s): Lawan A. Mohammed (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 17
Source title: Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy: Trends, Issues and Advancements
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Esharenana E. Adomi (Delta State University, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-847-0.ch020


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Computer crime is now becoming a major international problem, with continual increases in incidents of cracking, hacking, viruses, worms, bacteria and the like having been reported in recent years. As a result of this massive vulnerabilities and new intrusion techniques, the rate of computer crime has accelerated beyond imagination. It is therefore vital to find policy of reducing and controlling the risk associated with such activities. However, unless the security challenges and countermeasures are well understood, the policy may not yield any fruitful results. This chapter discusses different categories of computer crime for the benefit of individuals and organizations concern with combating the problem. The chapter also discuses some security policies as means of limiting some of the vulnerabilities mentioned.

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