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Information security is a process of business risk management that must be performed on an ongoing basis. It is critical to take an approach to information security that examines the risks and security objectives within the environment in which the organization operates. Any comprehensive approach to information security must include a feedback mechanism that measures the performance of the process so that risks are managed appropriately and determines whether the organization's security objectives are being met. Burton Group (www.burtongroup.com) provides technically in-depth research and advisory services for colleges and universities, government agencies, and commercial enterprises. Burton Group's practical and unbiased research and advice helps technologists make smart IT infrastructure decisions in increasingly complex environments. Burton Group covers directories, identity management, application platforms, architecture, and network and telecom infrastructure topics. Like ECAR, Burton Group is an unbiased advocate for the user and more than 80 percent of Burton Group's clients are user organizations rather than suppliers. EDUCAUSE member institutions can become users of Burton Group research services through EDUCAUSE pricing. Burton Group is an ECAR partner and can be contacted by e-mail at or by telephone (801-373-5767).
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