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Breaking into Information Security by Chris Liu, Anthony J. Stieber, Josh More

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Chapter 2.7.1

Tier 2—Wildcard—Story

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security facilitator

Travis Abrams

Like most people in InfoSec, I started out in IT. I started out managing desktops for a large law firm; we had over 3,000 desktops. I took on the responsibility of managing the anti-virus for the desktops, because no one else wanted to do it, among other tasks. This was 01997 and we had no central management console, so I would email the weekly DAT file to users and ask them to click on it! It was absurd then and even more so today. We were asking users to run the executable in their email from us but not click on files from anyone else!

One day, I was walking out of my work area into the main hallway at ...

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