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DEFINITION: A security audit is a systematic evaluation of the security of acompany's information system by measuring how well it conforms to aset of established criteria. A thorough audit typically assesses the security of the system's physical configuration and environment, software, information handling processes, and user practices. Security audits are often used to determine regulatory compliance, in the  … 
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JOURNAL ARTICLE: How do you rise in the security ranks? Don't speak geek; use the language of business.
Posted: 24 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

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Managing Instant Messaging For Business Advantage: Phase One - Assessing IM Usage
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WHITE PAPER: Instant Messaging (IM) is a valuable business communications tool for your company but its widespread adoption brings the risk of potential worms and viruses. This paper examines seven steps for managing, securing, and auditing your company's use of IM.
Posted: 17 May 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

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Compliance and Mobile Computing
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WHITE PAPER: The regulations listed above were designed to protect customers and the companies that serve them, furthermore, compliance is required for doing business in today's litigious environment.
Posted: 18 Dec 2005 | Published: 01 Dec 2005

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An Introduction to Network Vulnerability Testing
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WHITE PAPER: SecureTEST, a security scanning service of VeriSign Consulting, uses proven methodologies and tools to detect vulnerabilities in the enterprise's network, and to then recommend repairs or corrections if necessary.
Posted: 14 May 2003 | Published: 01 Jan 2001

VeriSign, Inc

Penetration Tests
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WHITE PAPER: A penetration test offers an invaluable and compelling way to establish a baseline assessment of security as seen from outside the boundaries the organization's network.
Posted: 06 Apr 2003 | Published: 01 Jan 2001

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SECURITY AUDITS DEFINITION (continued): …  wake of legislation (such as HIPAA, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the California Security Breach Information Act) that specifies how organizations must deal with information. Learn more about audits at SearchCompliance.com. According to Ira Winkler, president of the Internet Security Advisors Group, security audits, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing are the three main types of security diagnostics. Each of the three takes a different approach and may be best suited for a particular purpose. Security audits measure an information system's performance against a list of criteria. … 
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