By Miya Knights
19 October 2006
The British Standards Institute has released a new book on the latest
networking standards and their importance in security.
"Delivering and Managing Real World Network Security" provides an
overview of guidance given in the five parts of the BS ISO/IEC 18028
standard, including network security risks faced by modern
infrastructures using LANs, WANs, wireless, broadband and VPNs as well
as internet security.
A BSI spokesman explained the reasoning behind the book: "Network
security is a highly topical area and this book addresses topics now
engaging the minds of many organisations." The latest guidelines are in
line with the information security management system standard, BS7799
and its technical security architecture requirements, ISO / IEC 17799
and ISO / IEC 27001, he added.
Electronic business is constantly growing and most companies have
information systems networked both internally and externally to
communicate instantly with customers and clients, the BSI said. And
network technology is developing alongside this so that more people can
take advantage of its benefits. But there is a major requirement to
manage and protect the security of information systems and related
networks, especially with increasingly remote or distributed workforces.
"There is an increased security risk as this kind of working environment
can leave organisations open to both malicious and accidental dangers,"
said the spokesman. "Due to network technology being easily accessible,
the difference between how the technology is used and the hardware and
software being used can be vast."
The book is targeted at senior managers who are responsible for data and
voice networking, an organisations overall security programme and
security policy development.
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