chapter  16
20 Pages

Business Continuity in the Distributed Environment

BySteven P. Craig

Distributed systems have facilitated the reshaping of these organizations by moving the control of information closer to its source — the end user. In this transition, however, secure management of that information is placed at risk. Information Technology (IT) departments must protect the traditional system environment within the computer room, plus develop policies, standards, and guidelines for the security and the protection of the company’s information base. Further, the IT staff must communicate these standards to all users to enforce a strong baseline of controls.