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ensure that the organization securely retains all digital communications for at
least 180 days, if not longer.
least IMPORTANT! Even if the company or client does not fit into the
aforementioned category (meaning all for-profit, not-for-profit and
governmental entities), it would behoove every organization who offers e-mail
capability to employees to retain copies of electronic communications for a
period of at least 180 days, if not for one year. The reason for this is rooted in
the U.S. Patriots Act, which gives expansive powers of search and seizure to
the government when and where terrorist activity is suspected, which could
take place within any organization.
take Cybercrime Examples & Related Issues
Communication Lines, Stations or Systems A key factor in the tremendous growth and acceptance of the e-commerce has been the
collaborative support of the government in developing, implementing and supporting the
Internet. In the U.S. culture, less regulation of business is typically preferred to more.
Hence, the government has had a ‘hands off’ policy with respect to how businesses use
the Internet. However, use of the Internet for e-commerce is now so pervasive that were
the Internet to be disrupted, the economic well-being of the United States could be at
stake. As a result, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, a government office, is
playing an active role in seeking to influence both public and private sector policy and
practices with respect to how to best protect the Internet from disruption and
destruction. A partnership is needed between the government and the private sector in
this regard for the following reasons:
– · To establish the level of assurance needed to support reliable interchange between
organizations involved in e-commerce;
– · To assure the continuing availability of the services provided by critical infrastructure
– · To enable the establishment of a set of “ground rules” that can assure protection of both the
critical information assets and those who depend on their integrity, availability and
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2014 for the course ACCOUNTING 1 taught by Professor Salendrez during the Spring '13 term at De La Salle University.
- Spring '13