Title

Information security: A misnomer

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

3912

Comments

Originally published as: Sutherland, I. (2005, September). Information security: A misnomer. In Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Information Security Management Conference (p. 33-37). Perth, Western Australia: School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper argues that the definition of 'information' is crucial to the understanding of 'information security'. At present, information security concentrates on the technological aspects of data, computer and network security. This computer-centric approach ignores the fact that the majority of information within an organisation is derived from other sources than computer stored data. The implications for security are that much data can be leaked from an organisation even if the computer and network systems are secured.

 
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