Principles of Information Security, 4th Ed. - Michael E. Whitman Chap 01

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Principles of Information Security, Fourth Edition Michael E. Whitman and Herbert J. Mattord Vice President Editorial, Career Education & Training Solutions: Dave Garza Director of Learning Solutions: Matthew Kane Executive Editor: Steve Helba Managing Editor: Marah Bellegarde Product Manager: Natalie Pashoukos Development Editor: Lynne Raughley Editorial Assistant: Jennifer Wheaton Vice President Marketing, Career Education & Training Solutions: Jennifer Ann Baker Marketing Director: Deborah S. Yarnell Senior Marketing Manager: Erin Coffin Associate Marketing Manager: Shanna Gibbs Production Manager: Andrew Crouth Content Project Manager: Brooke Greenhouse Senior Art Director: Jack Pendleton Manufacturing Coordinator: Amy Rogers Technical Edit/Quality Assurance: Green Pen Quality Assurance

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Introduction to Information Security
Do not figure on opponents not attacking; worry about your own lack of preparation. BOOK OF THE FIVE RINGS For Amy, the day began like any other at the Sequential Label and Supply Company (SLS) help desk. Taking calls and helping office workers with computer problems was not glamorous, but she enjoyed the work; it was challenging and paid well. Some of her friends in the industry worked at bigger companies, some at cutting-edge tech companies, but they all agreed that jobs in information technology were a good way to pay the bills. The phone rang, as it did on average about four times an hour and about 28 times a day. The first call of the day, from a worried user hoping Amy could help him out of a jam, seemed typical. The call display on her monitor gave some of the facts: the user’s name, his phone number, the department in which he worked, where his office was on the company...
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