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This chapter gives consideration to each of the approaches, beginning with the use of secret knowledge. 1 Authentication Based On Secret Knowledge The use of an item of secret knowledge represents the most commonly encountered means of authentication, thanks to the predominance of password and PIN-based approaches. 1 Principles of Secret Knowledge Approaches Characteristics of a good method are that it should involve secrets, which have the following traits: • • • Resilient to guesswork by impostors; Easily recalled by the legitimate user; Simple and convenient to provide when required.

2 Applying The PDCA Model to Manage Information Security 23 The PDCA model is strongly related to the international standards of information security management, especially ISO/IEC 27001:2005, ISO/IEC 17799:2005, and ISO/IEC 17799–1:1996 [5–7]. These standards, being the most widely recognized reference documents indicating a professional approach, emphasize the integrative nature of information security management. On top of that, the OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks—Towards a Culture of Security [8] states that information security management should be part of all organizations’ and societies’ business cultures.

Emerging and self-organizing networks of actors affecting business; 2. Numerous heterogeneous global actors in virtual networks on the marketplace; 3. That everything is linked with everything else, and all linkages are not known; 4. Paradoxical freedom of the actors (“both-and” instead of “either-or”); 5. Significance of immaterial issues (information, knowledge, services); 6. Increased speed of activities and change; 7. Significance of transaction phenomena; 8. Immense pressure and stress of business leaders.

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