[unisog] looking for defintion

Theresa Semmens theresa.semmens at ndsu.edu
Thu May 22 14:40:42 GMT 2008

Proactive: Developing and implementing steps, measures, and standards to
prevent/thwart/mediate a vulnerability/threat/issue.

Reactive: Implementing steps and measures to remedy the problem after it has

Theresa Semmens, CISA
NDSU IT Security Officer
PO Box 5164
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 
Phone: 701-231-5870
FAX: 701-231-8541
Theresa.Semmens at ndsu.edu

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and
looks like work."  Thomas Edison

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[mailto:unisog-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Christoph Sprongl
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Subject: [unisog] looking for defintion


sorry to bother you but i am looking for definitions of proactive and
reactive ?
Anyone have a good idea or can point me to? - i have looked in several
sources but could not yet find a good one...


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