From a network design standpoint, security is part of enterprise risk management within the overall business policy mechanisms. Every company must determine the acceptable levels of risk and vulnerabilities based on the value of the corporate assets. Enterprises should also define risk probability and a reasonable expectation of quantifiable loss if a security compromise does occur.
This aspect of risk management is called risk assessment, which is the driving force behind an organization’s written security policies. Network designers will play a key role in developing these security policies, although not in the security implementation phase (this will be the . . .
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