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Security Architect: Careers in information security by Jon Collins

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2 INFORMATION SECURITY ARCHITECTURE FUNDAMENTALS

Newcomers to the field of information security may wonder where on earth to start, given the rapidly shifting technological landscape that exists today. Even over the past decade, IT has moved from being an arm’s-length set of capabilities – as corporate systems, mostly accessed via fixed desktops – to becoming an intrinsic part of everything that the business, its employees and customers do.

The good news is that we do have a starting point, which is to remember what we are trying to secure – not technology for its own sake, but the information it processes and transmits. In this chapter we review some of the areas that are making information security so challenging. We then look at the essentials ...

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