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HIGH-TECH CRIMES REVEALED: CYBERWAR STORIES FROM THE DIGITAL FRONT by Steven Branigan

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What Upsets Network Security

The concept described in the previous section is very simple—identify and secure the gateways between the corporate network and the Internet. Certainly sounds simple, doesn't it? Don't be misled; securing a corporate network is not easy, because they are undergoing constant transformation. Consider the following changes that it may need to endure:

  • Business partner connectivity

  • Merger of another corporate network

  • Divestiture of a section of a corporate network

  • Introduction of new services such as Voice over IP

  • Introduction of Wireless Data Networks

  • Internal employees that know a better way to do something

Let's examine these upsetting forces.

Business Partner Connectivity

It is well-known that companies enter into strategic ...

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