A guide to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity by Kohnke, Anne; Shoemaker, Dan; Sigler, Kenneth

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Accordingly, the approach itself is likely to include only those countermeasures that the designers feel are necessary to secure their particular area of responsibility. For instance, if the security of systems and information is seen as a responsibility of the network security people, they are likely to install a firewall and electronic intrusion detection system (IDS). But electronic countermeasures alone will not protect a company from an authorized insider. So a company that relies only on a firewall and IDS solution would be vulnerable to insider theft.

The goal is to mitigate any potential harm to the system or its attached networks. Both immediate and potential threats fall within the responsibility of this specialty area. The job roles in this specialty area investigates and analyzes all relevant response options, prepares, and completes a set of response and recovery alternatives for each foreseeable threat. The aim is to maximize the survival of all systems and networks that fall within the assigned area of responsibility of this domain. Intrusion analyst END infrastructure support.

Data administration. Since information derives from data, this role is essentially the one that ensures the general integrity requirement. This role oversees the organization’s databases. It develops and administers those databases and/or the data management systems that allow for the storage, query, and utilization of that data (NIST, 2014). Systems operations personnel Customer service and technical support. Because user error is one of the primary causes of breach and unauthorized access, this humble area is among the most important and frequently overlooked elements of cybersecurity work.

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