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 (CFAA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (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,…is 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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- Aligning security with the business
- Using control frameworks
- Understanding compliance ethics
- Implementing effective security policies
- Planning for business continuity
- Ensuring the security of employees
- Managing risk
- Identifying threats
- Managing vendors
- Building security awareness
- Conducting security training
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1. Security Governance
2. Compliance and Ethics
3. Security Policy
4. Business Continuity
5. Personnel Security
6. Risk Management
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8. Vendor Management
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9. Awareness and Training
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