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Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets & Solutions by George Kurtz, Joel Scambray, Stuart McClure

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CHAPTER 12COUNTERMEASURES COOKBOOK

For better or worse, the practice of information security has focused for many years on finding security problems. To some degree, it is only natural to explore what can go wrong, so you can think more clearly about how to build more robust systems. Hacking Exposed has contributed to this phenomena, of course, with its attack-centric view on the field.

There is a flip side to this coin, however. This fixation on finding vulnerabilities has left us with a very large pile of bugs that has only grown over time, not gotten smaller. Like the debts that currently threaten to bankrupt entire nations, this course increasingly appears unsustainable: our capacity to fix the backlog could easily drown out any foreseeable ...

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