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Week 2 Seminar Exercises Questions Review Questions 1. A globally interconnected commercial world has emerged from the technical advances that created the Internet. Has its creation increased or decreased the need for organizations to maintain secure operation of their systems? Why? Answer: Its creation has increased the need for organizations to maintain secure operation of their systems. Because with more and more people connected the potential for security problems is much higher due to the interconnected nature of the systems. 2. List and describe an organization’s three communities of interest that engage in efforts to solve InfoSec problems. Give two or three examples of who might be in each community. Answer: Information security community - Information security managers and professionals. Information technology community - Information security technology mangers and professionals. General business community - Non technical managers and professionals. 3. List and describe the specialized areas of security. Answer: Physical security – strategies to protect people, physical assets, and the workplace from fire, unauthorized access, etc. Personal security – protection of the people within the organization. Operations security – securing the organization’s ability to carry out its operation activities without interruption or compromise. Communications security – the protection of an organization’s communications media, technology, and content, and its ability to use these tools to achieve the organization’s objectives. Network security – the protection of an organization’s data networking devices, connections, and contest, and the ability to use that network to accomplish the organization’s data communication functions. 4. What is the definition of information security? What essential protections must be in place to protect information systems from

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