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Hack I.T.: Security Through Penetration Testing by Ajay Gupta, Scott Laliberte, T. J. Klevinsky

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Chapter 1. Hacking Today

Recent media coverage of hacker incidents against well-known Internet companies has started to promote a better understanding of the growing threat hackers pose to computer security. Despite this new publicity, many users and senior managers still do not fully understand the magnitude of the threat. Without the support of the end users, system administrators constantly have to defend against security holes inadvertently opened by the users. Additionally, without the support of management, security and system administrators cannot obtain the resources they need to protect the company. This puts the technical staff in a difficult position when trying to obtain the full support of the organization to defend against the threat. ...

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