Countering Computer Virus Threat

Managerial Auditing Journal

ISSN: 0268-6902

Publication date: 1 April 1990

Abstract

Internal auditors have an important role in communicating the threat posed by the spread of computer viruses and advising on appropriate control strategies. Computer virus is defined, distinguishing between “true” viruses and other rogue software like logic bombs, Trojan horses and worms. Some reported incidents are discussed; the application of risk management as an effective approach is considered. Control techniques are listed under the categories: organisational, software and hardware. How epidemiological analogy can be applied in high risk situations is explored through a system infection control programme under the direction of a system infection control committee.

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Collier, P.A. and Spaul, B.J. (1990), "Countering Computer Virus Threat", Managerial Auditing Journal, Vol. 5 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/02686909010006562

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1990, MCB UP Limited

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