I'll refine and braoden the definitions in future iterations.
This also applies to external resources. Recently an impostor posted a patch for Outlook to many people.
Look at http://www2.idg.com.au/arndb.NSF/Current/NT00008246
A data network provides digital access to various resources and services. Any organisation using a network will (usually) have installed to serve a particular purpose. That purpose would be to connect Users to those data and tools required to do their jobs.
Thus, part of the job of network administration is to ensure that Users get access to those tools and resources necessary to each of them individually. This means that the security system must allow Users the access they require as simply as possible.
These people should either be restricted to a subset of the network and its resources or excluded altogether.
This leads us to the discussion of encryption, on-line transactions and Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
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