SCSC 455 Computer Security 2010 Spring. Chapter 1 Overview of Computer Security Dr. Frank Li. Index. Overview security risks in computer systems Privacy in computer security Risk assessment and security policy Security-focused organizations Government’s security and privacy role
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Chapter 1 Overview of Computer Security
Dr. Frank Li
Do you know …
Do you know …
Q: What are the causes of so many attacks on networks and computer systems?
-- Dr. Ivan Goldberg
We are increasingly dependent on computer /network
technology for communication, funds transfers, utility
management, government services, military action, and maintaining
Many companies are finding out how security affects their
bottom line in ways they never expected.
Privacy advocates vs. those advocating a free flow of information
Opt-in vs. Opt-out
Privacy policies are usually created by enforced by lawyers
and marketing VP, and executed by the system
The key to good security is not to hope that no one finds the security weaknesses of your system, but rather to eliminate those weaknesses.
Q: update vs. patch ?
The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC)
Two purpose of Security Certification