PREFACE

About the Book

The goal of this textbook is to introduce college students to information security. Security often involves social and organizational skills as well as technical understanding. To solve practical security problems, we must balance real-world risks and rewards against the cost and bother of available security techniques. This text uses continuous process improvement to integrate these elements.

Security is a broad field. Some students may excel in the technical aspects, while others may shine in the more social or process-oriented aspects. Many successful students fall between these poles. This text offers opportunities for all types of students to excel.

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