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The Challenge of Ensuring Business Security in Information Age
The Challenge of Ensuring Business Security in Information Age

Author(s): Marius Petrescu, Delia-Mioara Popescu, Nicoleta Sîrbu
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Business Economy / Management, Security and defense, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: EDITURA ASE
Keywords: information security; information security risk management; security threats; confidentiality; integrity; availability;

Summary/Abstract: Every day, thousands of businesses rely on the services and information ensured by information and communication networks. As the dependence on information systems grows, so the security of information networks becomes ever more critical to any entity, no matter if it is a company or a public institution. The asymmetrical threat posed by cyber attacks and the inherent vulnerabilities of cyberspace constitute a serious security risk confronting all nations. For this reason, the cyber threats need to be addressed at the global level. Given the gravity of the threat and of the interests at stake, it is imperative that the comprehensive use of information technology solutions be supported by a high level of security measures and be embedded also in a broad and sophisticated cyber security culture. This paper provides arguments regarding the need to implement coherent information security policies at national level, based on cooperation between public and private sectors and in coordination with international initiatives in the field. Since information security is vital for developing and running an efficient business, this study may constitute a strategic approach to improve the information security posture of Romanian organizations.

  • Issue Year: 12/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 326-331
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English