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When a majority of all system processing was done on legacy systems, information systems audit professionals recommended the protection of these systems largely through physical security measures. By locating the data center either on the top floor of the building or in the basement with secured points of entry and exit, by installing a swipe card system and by regularly reviewing its access logs, the facility and its processing were protected from intrusions. Threats were largely internal - posed by the disgruntled employee attempting to sabotage the last program he had worked on prior to his departure, or by the opportunistic system operator, hoping to pilfer a copy of a customer list to sell to a competitor. Those were the "good ole days." Now, information systems audit professionals wish that the problems were so simple. With the growth of the World Wide Web, n... (more)