Fire Regulation, Policy and Law Term Paper by Nicky
Fire Regulation, Policy and Law
Case study involving the dismissal of a fireman.
# 149404 | 754 words | 2 sources | APA | 2011 |
Published on Dec 13, 2011 in Business (Human Resources) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Child, Youth Issues (Child Abuse)
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This paper examines a case involving the dismissal of a fireman based on his viewing illegal material on the fire station's computer. Although what the fireman did, looking at child pornography, is a capital offense, the paper is more concerned about the lack of computer security that led to his dismissal and arrest. Various suggestions are made regarding establishing security guidelines within the fire station, which are presented in a list format. Additionally, the paper notes that once information security policies are in place and the controls recommended have been established, it will be unlikely for an event like the dismissed firefighter to happen.
From the Paper:"With the advent of information technology and the Internet, there are various security concerns related to the matter. Threats and vulnerabilities abound the information technology and information systems environment. At the same time though, there could be ramifications if there are no information policies existing to protect these organizational resources. The first thing management and decision-makers must do to align the information technology and information systems implementation with the development of information security policies. Information security policies are management directions indicating course of actions on the proper use, control and management of the information resources, and in this case the fire department.
"With an information security policy in place, the case of the dismissed and prosecuted firefighter will not happen because there would have been policies in place that would prevent him from receiving pornographic materials. The policy would have also dictated that computers are limited to official use thus controls would have been in place to prevent accessing personal ..."
Sample of Sources Used:
- ISO/IEC (2005). Information technology - security techniques - code of practice for information security management (ISO/IEC 17799:2005). Geneva, Switzerland: ISO Copyright Office.
- ISO/IEC (2005). Information technology - security techniques - information security management systems - requirements (ISO/IEC 27001:2005). Geneva, Switzerland: ISO Copyright Office.
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