From the Back Cover
If your company does business on the Internet, your risks are growing exponentially. Worms, viruses, cracker attacks, mechanical failures, and natural disasters create a climate that compromises performance as well as security. Traditional solutions are too limited to address these risks. You need a strategy designed for today, and this book will help you build one.
- Understand the risks faced by your particular business
- Learn to assess the extent, origins, complications, growth, and potential severity of your risk factors
- Examine and analyze strategies already in place
- Explore new strategies and their application in various market contexts
- Devise and implement a solution that is tailored to your enterprise and meets the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404
About the Author
John S. Quarterman has previously coauthored The 4.2BSD Berkeley Unix Operating System1 and its successor edition, as well as The Matrix: Computer Networks and Conferencing Systems Worldwide2 and other books. Mr. Quarterman is CEO of InternetPerils, Inc., an Internet business risk management company that is extending risk management strategies available to business into new areas such as insurance, catastrophe bonds, and performance bonds.
He has 26 years of experience in internetworking, beginning with work on ARPANET software at BBN. In 1990, he incorporated MIDS, which published the first maps of the whole Internet and conducted the first Internet Demographic Survey. In 1993, he started the first series of performance data about the entire Internet, visible on the web since 1995 as the Internet Weather Report, which together with the Internet Average and ISP Ratings, were some of the most cited analyses available.