I dedicate this work to Ms. Veronica Leigh Miller and to Mr. Ross Adam Maxwell Miller, sources of enduring warmth, happiness, and pride for me. Forever yours.
Further, I wish to express my deep regret over the loss of Mr. Harold (Hal) F. Tipton, who cofounded (ISC)2, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, in 1989. The (ISC)2 established and maintains the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. Mr. Tipton passed away in March 2012 at the age of 89. This book is also dedicated to him for his vision and leadership in the information technology and IT security industry.
—DAVID R. MILLER