Managing Legal And Security Risks In Computing And Communications

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The protection of computer and telecommunications technologies has spawned a completely new set of legal risks. Liability and litigation can arise from many situations, including misuse and abuse of computer databases, bulletin boards, e-mail, Web pages, electronic funds transfer systems, and proprietary computer programs. Managing Legal and Security Risks in Computing and Communications is written for professionals who are responsible for the protection of these systems. This up-to-date, easy-to-read guide to computer-related crime examines legal liability risks and recommends practical ways companies can develop policies, codes of conduct, and communications designed to make employees aware of their compliance obligations.

Managing Legal and Security Risks in Computing and Communications will:
· help you quickly locate pertinent laws
· provide guidance on the laws
· present a legal reference for developing training material
· help you foster a continuing dialog with legal counsel

Detailed discussion of the laws requiring organizations to retain computer security
Examination of Federal and State law on computer crime
Comprehensive, up-to-date, easy-to-read

Audience: Security managers, information security specialists.

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"...the book provides worthwhile information that would benefit any organization with responsibility for computing and communications." - Security Management
A plain-language guide to computer-related crimes, examining legal liability risks and recommending practical ways to develop policies, codes of conduct, and communication designed to make employees aware of their compliance obligations. The bulk of the book covers law that requires organizations to have computer security, with material on tort and contract law, intellectual property, privacy, records management, and electronic commerce. Later chapters analyze statutes related to issues such as theft and conspiracy, and discusses legal tools for prosecution and recovery of damages. Includes appendices on industry and government standards and a glossary. For information systems and computer security managers, chief information officers, legal counsel, compliance officers, risk managers, and auditors. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750699389
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Computer Protection and Legal Liability Risks; Reducing Liability Risks: Compliance Programs; Protecting Intellectual Property Rights; Trade Secrets; Trademarks and Patents; Copyrights; Information Privacy and Confidentiality; Records Management; Disaster Planning for Information Systems; Electronic Commerce; E-mail Policy Guide; Creating and Managing a Website; Computer Crime Law; Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Individuals and Organizations; Shoehorn Laws: Federal Statutes Used to Prosecute Computer-related Crime; State Computer Crime Statutes; Discovery and Computer Evidence; Technical Standards for Computing and Communications Security.

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