Accession Number : ADA178291


Title :   Preventing Internal Computer Abuse


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Tart, Randal G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a178291.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 121


Abstract : American businesses lose millions dollars every year through computer crime perpetrated by company employees. Most of these losses are the direct result of inadequate corporate security programs. They could be eliminated fairly easily if organizations would employ common sense and relatively inexpensive remedial actions that range from the mostly broad-based and non- technical efforts of top management to the very specific and technical measures inherent to lower management levels. This paper deals specifically with the steps that should be taken at the top management level. It proposes that top management must first develop a better understanding of the nature of the criminal threat and effect an ethical business environment that will detect/ deter/prevent abusive inclinations. Top management must then ensure that a sound overall security program is in place as a framework within which specialized security controls can and must function. Finally, top management must initiate specific security controls and ensure that subordinate levels of managers follow suit.


Descriptors :   *CRIMES , *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY , COMMERCE , CONTROL , CORPORATIONS , CRIMINOLOGY , MANAGEMENT , PERSONNEL , SUPERVISORS , THESES , THREATS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE