The Information Technology And Telecommunications Security Imperative: Important Issues And Drivers


John H. Nugent
Mahesh S. Raisinghani


This paper explores the importance and necessity of information technology (IT) and telecommunications security (combined, these activities are referred to as INFOSEC) in an ever more interconnected world. A review of the current state of affairs, some important organizations, privacy, regulatory issues, threats, protections, and tools is undertaken, and a plan for proceeding in this complex arena is presented. A detailed Security Hierarchy Chart is presented at the end of the paper that compiles in a single, easy to use repository threats, attacks, tools and products by segment and layer.

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February, 2002

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