Denial-of-service (DOS) attacks have emerged as the type of computer-security incident that costs companies the most money, supplanting the top risk for the previous five years--theft of proprietary data--for the first time. That's one statistic from the ninth annual 2004 CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey. The survey also found that overall dollar losses have diminished dramatically from a year before, from more than $200 million to less than $150 million. Despite the reduction, the report suggests that DOS attacks have become an increasingly common threat because they are often entwined with viruses.
More than one in four people report having paid a bribe in the last 12 months when interacting with key public institutions and services and governments are not perceived as doing enough to hold the corrupt accountable. In the 2013 Global Corruption Barometer, Transparency International breaks down how widespread corruption is globally and how individual countries are handling the problem.
By Timothy D. Crowe, revised by Lawrence J. Fennelly; Reviewed By Dennis G. Byerly, CPP
This book touches on most of the areas security professionals handle every day: schools, parking lots, airports, housing areas, banks, and service locations are likely candidates for criminal activity.