While most of the laws related to information security fall into the categories of civil and administrative law, occasionally we cross paths with criminal law. In this video, learn about criminal laws that apply to information security including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (or CFAA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (or ECPA), and the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act.
- [Instructor] While most of the laws related…to information security fall into the categories…of civil and administrative law.…Occasionally, we cross paths with criminal law.…Cases of information theft, system intrusion,…identity theft, and other crimes are harmful…to society and may trigger criminal sanctions.…The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act…or CFAA.…It's a criminal law that makes it a federal offense…to engage in many types of hacking activity.…
Specifically, the CFAA prohibits unauthorized access…to any computer system that is engaged…in interstate commerce, and that basically applies…to any computer system that exists.…CFAA also prohibits the creation…of malicious code that might cause damage…to a protected computer system.…There are many nuances to this law,…but the bottom line is that CFAA makes hacking a criminal…offense punishable by fine and…or imprisonment.…
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act…or ECPA restricts the government interception…of communications and stored information.…That includes telephone calls,…
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- Auditing and assessing security
- Personnel security
- Security training
- Vendor management
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