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NCJ Number: 99000 Find in a Library
Title: Human Side of Computer Security
Journal: Computer Security Journal  Volume:3  Issue:1  Dated:(Summer 1984)  Pages:7-19
Author(s): J S Zimmerman
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 13
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The major security challenge is not technology, but people. This article addresses the human side of maintaining secure computing systems.
Abstract: It begins by explaining why people are as much a concern as the more traditional, technological security topics. Personnel policies and practices related to computer security are then explored from several perspectives: avoiding problems, building attitudes, contributing to a supportive environment, and shaping people's behavior. Recognizing that the security officer often is unable to influence personnel policies and practices directly, suggestions are given for indirect influence through liaison with upper management and personnel department staff. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Computer facility security; Personnel; Policy
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