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Hands-On Ethical Hacking and Network Defense by James E. Corley, Kent Backman, Michael T. Simpson

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FOREWORD

As you work your way through this book, you’re making a conscious decision to learn how to be a better security analyst. However, as you do, you must also make another conscious decision, one that will determine your own value. You must decide, as you read and practice the exercises, how much the truth means to you.

People like to think of security as a positive force, the kind of white light that defends truth and promotes justice. This is the image the profession sells. However, the field is rife with corruption, and many people think much of the corruption centers on money. Most complaints among security analysts are related to money: The client didn’t want to pay enough for the amount of time needed for a full test, or the client ...

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