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REVIEW: "Information Insecurity", Eduardo Gelbstein/Ahmad Kamal

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    BKINFINS.RVW 20070119 Information Insecurity , Eduardo Gelbstein/Ahmad Kamal, 2002, 92-1-104530-4 %A Eduardo Gelbstein %A Ahmad Kamal %C One United
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      BKINFINS.RVW 20070119

      "Information Insecurity", Eduardo Gelbstein/Ahmad Kamal, 2002,
      %A Eduardo Gelbstein
      %A Ahmad Kamal
      %C One United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
      %D 2002
      %G 92-1-104530-4
      %I United Nations Information & Communications Technology Task Force
      %O U$28.00/C$32.63 www.unicttaskforce.org
      %O http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9211045304/robsladesinterne
      %O http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/9211045304/robsladesin03-20
      %O Audience n Tech 1 Writing 1 (see revfaq.htm for explanation)
      %P 153 p.
      %T "Information Insecurity"

      The introduction makes a number of statements about information
      security, and the growing dangers to it. All of us could probably
      agree with the assertions, but the points raised are neither supported
      nor developed.

      Chapter one restates that there is danger to information systems,
      albeit with a bit more detail and some mention of basic information
      security concepts and terms. The material is simplistic, and not
      particularly accurate when it gets into specifics. (There is no
      evident structure to the content, and this doesn't make it any easier
      to assess the amount of knowledge that is provided.) A similarly
      disorganized amalgamation of security tools and practices is described
      in chapter two. Even though it is entitled "Solutions," and the
      individual pieces of advice are not incorrect, the random arrangement
      of the text as well as the vague and generic nature of the information
      provided would not help solve problems for most individuals or
      companies. A number of standards and laws are listed in chapter
      three. "Recommendations," in chapter four, are limited to the advice
      that there is a problem and somebody should take action.

      It is extremely hard to think of any audience that would benefit from
      reading this book.

      copyright Robert M. Slade, 2007 BKINFINS.RVW 20070119

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