IT Professional, May/June 2009, pp. 60–63

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Secure Cyberspace: Answering the Call for Intelligent Action

by H. Gilbert Miller and Richard H. Murphy

As information technology permeates all societal layers and its use crosses increasingly national boundaries, information security has become of paramount importance. Understanding what motivates information security is part of the hard work in planning the mechanisms that will assure it. Arguably, ubiquitous networking—for a wide range of personal, commerce, enterprise, and national purposes—is responsible for many recent productivity gains. But with this convenience has come vulnerability to those who seek to do damage or benefit illegally.

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