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Auditing Information Security: Are You Protected?

Dan Swanson | May 1, 2007

I recently read that many people worry about accidental death, particularly in ways that are very frightening: poisonous snakes or spiders, or even alligator attacks. This same article noted that based on official death statistics, the vast majority of people actually die from chronic health causes: heart attacks, obesity, and other ailments that result from poor attention to long-term personal fitness. In 2003, accidental deaths in the United States numbered around 100,000; chronic health-related deaths were more than 2.4 million.

The point of this article, of course, was that people must focus their attention in the correct places when they consider what would most influence the quality of their lives. Exactly the same issue exists at organizations where the board and management must ensure they build and sustain the long-term health of the organization. This concept also applies when auditing information security. Does your information security...

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