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ERIC Number: EJ810627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Security Metrics: A Solution in Search of a Problem
Rosenblatt, Joel
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v31 n3 p8-11 2008
Computer security is one of the most complicated and challenging fields in technology today. A security metrics program provides a major benefit: looking at the metrics on a regular basis offers early clues to changes in attack patterns or environmental factors that may require changes in security strategy. The term "security metrics" loosely translates to the standard measurement of computer security. In this article, the author discusses seven security issues and looks at metrics that can enhance the security program. The security issues are: (1) Policy and compliance; (2) Network and machine monitoring; (3) Outreach and education; (4) Legal compliance: Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Personal Credit Information/Industry (PCI), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), etc.; (5) ID: authorization and authentication; (6) Asset protection; and (7) Privacy. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974