LEC10_v2 - BUSI1003 Introduction to Management Information...

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1 BUSI1003 Introduction to Management Information Systems Information Systems Lecture 10 Lecture 10 References: References: Laudon, K. C. and Laudon, J. P., Management Information Systems: Managing the Laudon, K. C. and Laudon, J. P., Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, 11th edition, Prentice-Hall, 2010. Digital Firm, 11th edition, Prentice-Hall, 2010.
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2 Learning Objectives Demonstrate why information systems are vulnerable to destruction, error, abuse, quality control problems Hackers, malicious software and disaster Describe controls Disaster recovery plan Information security management policy Technologies and tools for security
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3 Threats to Information Systems Hardware Failure Fire Software Failure Electrical problems Personnel Actions User errors Theft of Data, Services, Equipment Telecommunications problems
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4 Why Systems are Vulnerable? Internet Vulnerabilities Internet is open to anyone Voice over IP (VoIP) traffic over the pubic Internet is not encrypted Hackers can potentially listen in on conversation at a number of points from the LAN modem to neighborhood servers Hackers can intercept conversations to obtain credit card and other confidential personal information Wireless Security Challenges Wi-Fi hotspot network Open and unsecure, anyone can gain access Communication between your laptop and the wireless servers is not encrypted.
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5 Malicious Software Trojan Horses A software program that appears to be benign but then does something other than expected Hackers could access the computer remotely without detection and use it for their own purposes
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course MIS BUSI1003 taught by Professor Adawong during the Spring '10 term at HKU.

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LEC10_v2 - BUSI1003 Introduction to Management Information...

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