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One of my best This is one of the best paperson this subject I have read COMPUTER SECURITY AND THE LAW I Introduction You are a computer administrator for a large manufacturing company In the middle of a production run all the mainframes on a crucial network grind to a halt Production is delayed costing your company millions of dollars Upon investigating you find that a virus was released into the network through a specific account When you confront the owner of the account he claims he neither wrote nor released the virus but he admits that he has distributed his password to friends who need ready access to his data files Is he liable for the loss suffered by your company In whole or in part And if in part for how much These and related questions are the subject of computer law The answers may very depending in which state the crime was committed and the judge who presides at the trial Computer security law is new field and the legal establishment has yet to reach broad agreement on may key issues Advances in computer security law have been impeded by the reluctance on the part of lawyers and judges to grapple with the technical side of computer security issues1 This problem could be mitigated by involving technical computer security professional in the development of computer security law and public policy This paper is meant to help bridge to gap between technical and legal computer security communities II THE TECHNOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE A The Objectives of Computer Security The principal objective of computer security is to protect and assure the confidentiality integrity and availability of automated information systems and the data they contain Each of these terms has a precise meaning which is grounded in basic technical ideas about the
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