Underlying Causes of Security Problems

Government Accounting Office report GAO/T-AIMD-99-223 -- INFORMATION SECURITY: Recent Attacks on Federal Web Sites Underscore Need for Stronger Information Security Management, June 24

A business that establishes itself on the web, in fact, is no longer just a "storefront"; rather it is a "worldfront" with a presence across all time zones and geographic barriers. It is also a 24-hour-a-day/7-day-a-week operation.
Overall, information security is hindered by three narrow approaches taken by government agencies:

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