Threats to the home computer network are the same as for business organizations. Business has spent years to improve information security management; there are risk and security management professionals. Households usually lack knowledge and resources to protect electronic information, but security is necessary for everybody. The article deals with threats stemming from new technological possibilities that are entering households. It outlines the importance of information security management and security awareness in households. It also describes a solution for encouraging security awareness in relation to family electronic information by defining roles and responsibilities in the information security management process. The paper suggests a method for assessing information security risks in a private environment.
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