REVIEW: "Information Insecurity", Eduardo Gelbstein/Ahmad Kamal
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"Information Insecurity", Eduardo Gelbstein/Ahmad Kamal, 2002,
%A Eduardo Gelbstein
%A Ahmad Kamal
%C One United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
%I United Nations Information & Communications Technology Task Force
%O U$28.00/C$32.63 www.unicttaskforce.org
%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
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.
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