Principles of Information Security...

6th Edition
Michael E. Whitman + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337102063



Principles of Information Security...

6th Edition
Michael E. Whitman + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337102063
Chapter 2, Problem 14RQ
Textbook Problem

How is technological obsolescence a threat to information security? How can an organization protect against it?

Program Plan Intro

Information security:

Information security, is nothing but the actions taken to prevent information from unauthorized access, use, disruption, modification, disclosure, or destruction. It concentrates on maintaining a balanced protection of confidentiality, availability of data and integrity of data. Simultaneously takes care of the efficient policy implementation, which does not hamper the organization’s productivity.

Technology obsolescence:

Technology obsolescence takes place when a new or advanced technology takes over the old one. This may lead to the old product or technology getting obsolete.


DVD’s have replaced the video cassettes and now the video cassettes have become obsolete.

Explanation of Solution

Technological obsolescence as a threat:

It is a type of security threat caused due to the potential lack of planning by management. This leads to the failure in understanding and implementing the technology required to evolve the business requirements. The major reason behind technical obsolescence is the outdated infrastructure, which leads to untrustworthy and unreliable systems...

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