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Assessing Network Security by David LeBlanc, Kevin Lam, Ben Smith

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Foreword

Probably the most obvious question a prospective reader (one with at least passing familiarity with the computer security book genre) might ask about Assessing Network Security is: Why does the world need yet another network security pen-testing book?

The answer, it turns out, is refreshingly obvious: This book contains a tremendous trove of quality information from authentic practitioners of the trade. In fact, the value of this compendium is even greater when one considers the ever-increasing number of pretenders lining the shelves of late.

And let’s face facts—IT security folks don’t have a lot of time to sit around sifting wheat from chaff. The stakes are getting too high nowadays.

  • The ongoing "malware-of-the-month" hit parade is making ...

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