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Network and System Security by John R. Vacca

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CHAPTER 3

Preventing System Intrusions

Michael WestIndependent Technical Writer

The moment you establish an active Web presence, you put a target on your company’s back. And like the hapless insect that lands in the spider’s web, your company’s size determines the size of the disturbance you create on the Web—and how quickly you’re noticed by the bad guys. How attractive you are as prey is usually directly proportionate to what you have to offer a predator. If yours is an ecommerce site whose business thrives on credit card or other financial information or a company with valuable secrets to steal, your “juiciness” quotient goes up; you have more of value there to steal. And if your business is new and your Web presence is recent, the assumption ...

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